Last week I did a watercolour demo for Nancy Lynn Hughes at Hughes On 10th in Kensington. This is a wonderful art gallery and studio where Nancy teaches and oversees a number of very popular classes for everyone from children to adults.
The people who came to this demo where absolutely wonderful. They were full of enthusiasm and a very positive energy. It was a lovely evening.
This is the painting that I did in that demonstration. I ended up doing a lot to finish it when I got it home.
I love the colour and value contrast at the centre of interest.
It has a kind of energy even if it is a bit of a nervous energy.
Great little interaction between the figures.
I like that light, curved mark front and centre.
Interesting use of dry brush.
Things To Work On:
I went too dark in areas like the parking lot so I had to rely a lot on gouache.
Once again I’m reminded to try to get the correct value in the first wash.
I will be teaching a 1 day watercolour workshop in Turner Valley for the Sheep Creek Arts Council on Saturday, March 9.
I’m also teaching a 2 day watercolour workshop for the Leighton Centre on Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24.