"Flowers in Nature"
Euclid Art Association
June 4, 2016
Photos from the workshop
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Talking to the class about values and gray studies - how to
determine the correct values to use
David works on his gray study and explains the importance of doing
Four value layers
- the white of the paper and three shades of Payne's Gray
Less than 20
minutes of work provides a quick look at what the value
structure of the color painting will look like - based on the
results, the artist can experiment with other value
combinations to see what works best.
initial drawing - discussing what we'll paint - the first step,
soft-edge sky and trees
class works on their paintings while David offers suggestions on
class at work on the second step . . . adding initial house details
Helpful links that David referenced in class...
David Rankin: The Elegence and Power of Watercolor's Middle Values
Drawings of John Singer Sargent posted on Facebook by Brian Neher
David Rankin Watercolor Training - You’ll sketch better...if you
train your dog!
Next step, add the tall bushes of flowers, the focus of the
painting. Right: painting is done!