Monday, January 10, 2011

Step-By-Step Painting Demo

This is a set of images of my painting The Old Guard, #54 posted last week on my Weekly Watercolor website.  This watercolor painting is small - only 7.5 x 11".

I started with a very simple drawing.  The next step was to paint the sky and the first wash on the water.  When this was dry, I added the distant landscape and the boat on the horizon.  Next, I painted the major shapes of the main boats, and put another wash on the water to deepen its value.  I brushed in the boat reflections while the water wash was still wet.  Finally, I added the details of the rigging.

I hope you have found this interesting, whether you're a painter yourself or an art collector.  If you would like to join me to paint, my next watercolor workshop is scheduled for June in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas.  Go to to learn more.

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