On Tue 4th Aug David Bellamy showed us how to create a sense of space and distance in a landscape using backlighting to suggest drama, various brush techniques, with methods of tackling foregrounds, adding in spot colour and controlling lighting.
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• Watercolour paper - 200lb Saunders Waterford or Bockingford, preferably with a rough surface but NOT will suffice, and 140lb weight is fine if stretched with gummed tape.
• Brushes - large squirrel-hair mop, no. 1 rigger, no. 4 round, no. 6 or 8 round, no. 10 or 12 round, plus a 10mm or quarter-inch flat brush (not vital).
• Watercolour paints can be in tubes or half-pans as follow:
- French ultramarine
- Burnt umber
- Yellow ochre
- Naples yellow
- Cadmium red
- Cadmium orange
- Raw umber
- Cadmium yellow pale
• Also needed are a 3B or 4B pencil, putty eraser, water in a large pot, a palette with deep wells, tissues or rags, a drawing board, natural sponge, hair drier and a scalpel or sharp knife.