Art-Along Noosa sea-scape 09/04/2020

Hello all, here are the details for our online class this Thursday evening, 9th April.
This week you can paint along with me and create a beach scene.

We will continue using the glazing techniques we looked at last week for the palm leaves, distant hills and the pebbles.
For the sky we will explore simple wash techniques, and for the sea wet in wet wash techniques.

We will also use the white of the paper to keep some areas bright white and sparkly – this helps to give the impression of a sunny scene.

Noosa Karen Smith

If you’d like to join in, you can download my original line drawing  image:

For our session you will need:
  • Your Noosa Beach printout, ordinary copy paper is fine for this exercise, or you can transfer it onto a piece of watercolour paper (see below).
  • A spare piece of paper to try out your paint mixes on before applying colour to your painting.
  • Watercolour paints: warm and cool yellows, warm and cool blues, a cool red, a yellow- green and a cool brown.
  • Watercolour brushes.
  • 2 pots of clean water
  • Rag or kitchen roll (for wiping your brushes on)
Transferring to watercolour paper

To transfer to watercolour paper – print out line drawing onto A4 paper.
On reverse side scribble over the drawing with your darkest pencil ( e.g. 6B)
Place print out on top of your chosen watercolour paper and trace over my line drawing (tape it down with low tack tape to stop it moving).
Trace over the lines of my drawing with either an HB pencil or a biro, your tracing will transfer the graphite from the reverse of your print onto the surface of your watercolour paper.

Here are the colours I used to paint the above images.

Pthalo Blue (sky)
Ultramarine blue (sea)
Crimson (mixed with cool blue for hills)
Cadmium yellow or Gamboge (palms and sand)
Lemon yellow or Hansa yellow (palms)
Sap green (palms)
Yellow ochre (sand & pebbles)
Burnt Umber (pebbles and palm tree trunk)
Paynes Grey (pebbles, palm tree trunk and trees on far shore)