Painting for those who think they can’t draw/paint/be part of an art class

    Our next class is Thursday, March 23rd 2023 — 5:45 PM. — Beginners welcome!!
    We’ve had a request for flowers and we’ve been looking at the differences in paints – staining and non-staining – and when you would use which. That has led to looking at glazes (adding a “transparent” layer over dried, staining paint). So, for me, this leads to Waterlilies. Reference pics below
    I’ve also kept up the pics for reflections and shadows since they relate to this week’s work. As always, feel free to use your own reference photo or painting.
    I’ve done two TechShorts, a quick review of Reflections vs. Shadows and drawing heads.

    Skip to the Videos, the Reference photos or the Tip Jar
    Visit the Video Archive to review earlier classes

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    Links to Videos of Past Classes

    Sumi-e Strokes Review
    Painting Review (10 minutes, 20 seconds)
    Sumi-e Sixth Class: Dragons using both western and sumi-e brushes, tempera and watercolor paint:
    Painting Review (10 minutes)
    Sumi-e Fifth Class: Fish, Flowers and One dragon, on paper — 2 colors.
    Painting Review (10 minutes)
    Full class with student work (11 minutes)
    Sumi-e Fourth Class: Fish on water cloth.
    Painting Review (9 minutes)
    Three Color Painting
    Painting Review (11 minutes)
    Sumi-e Third Class: Two Colors, One stroke, Bamboo
    Painting Review (10 minutes)
    Sumi-e Second Class: Bamboo culms and stems
    Painting Review (7 minutes)
    Sumi-e First Class: Bamboo Leaves
    Painting Review (20 minutes)

    I’ve moved older videos to the video archive

    Paints and Transparency

    Shadows and Reflections

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      Thanks and keep on painting!

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Nancy

    I think I have. Glad you started!! What time?

  2. Sandra Bruce

    I plan to join in

  3. Marilyn G

    I Love these photos! Thanks. I’m really looking forward to the class. I hope everyone is going live on Zoom because I need to see you painting.

  4. Lynn

    See you at 5:45. Thank you for doing this. Lynn

  5. D. Hall

    The demo was GREAT, Elin

    Diane Hall

  6. Virginiai Vitucci

    I look forward to attending the April 2nd Watercolor Zoom Class.
    Thank you!!!



    My watercolor instructor is now starting a zoom watercolor class. I helping her some with the technology since I’m doing an online college class due to the virus. One question how you do get to present the picture of painting the watercolor from above? What type of camera do you have and how do you mount it?

    1. elin

      Tell her to get in touch.

  8. Carolyn C Drake

    I am guessing the answer to your 07-12-2020 question is YOU.

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