Thursday, October 01, 2015

Back to Basics

I've been busy this week going back to basics, painting small simple watercolors.  These are practice for the demos I will be doing while teaching a beginner watercolor class at our local senior center.  So far, my ideas for lessons consist of autumn leaves-(basic wash, glazing, mingling colors), a graded value landscape (glazing, painting evergreen trees), and autumn trees (basic tree shapes, mingling colors, scumbling, painting thin lines).  I'm trying to keep it simple, teach a new concept each week, and hopefully send the students home with a successful little painting.