Join watercolour artist Randy Hale for this in-depth look at painting tumbling water. A 2-3 hour workshop, broadcast live from Colorado on 17 June 2021.
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In this 3-hour paint-along workshop you will be painting a waterfall tumbling over a rock face into a deep dark pool. As you work with Randy on the tumbling water scene you’ll discover the secret in how to make still water feel reflective and wet. On the other hand - moving, tumbling water is not reflective - it is turgid, fast and energetic.
Moving water often looks white and foamy - best depicted as a strong negative shape where the painter protects the white of the paper. Deep darks and dramatic value contrast between terrain and the waterfall work together to make an ideal centre of interest. To insure backgrounds recede without upstaging the painting’s focal point, far off terrain ought to be subtle and soft. A wet-in-wet technique works well in suggesting “distance” and all the ill-formed shapes that might be “suggested” off in the background. Overall, your painting’s dominant palette temperature will be cool and dark - ideal for a forest in shadow!
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Watercolor paper – 140# (300 gsm), or 300# (640 gsm) cold press – my paper size will be
approx. 11”x15” (28 cm x 36 cm)...a good size for completing a painting in allotted time.
Board - lightweight rigid surface; clip / tape paper onto. Slightly larger than the paper.
Brushes – a wider “flat,” a medium-size “round,” and a “rigger.” Synthetic & natural mix
Water container - for rinsing brushes