Art-Along Paint a Street Scene 14/05/2020

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Hello all, here are the details for our online class this Thursday evening, 14th May.
This week we are taking a look at one point perspective, and how it can be used to create the street scene we will be painting.

I will be demonstrating one point perspective and how it you can use it to help construct your drawings when you are out and about sketching.

We will then paint a street scene of Flinders Street I have sketched from a photo I took back in 2005. We will pay particular attention to the deep morning shadows that are cast in many of the roads in Melbourne’s CBD

Do check out the colour suggestions below – I change them every week to match the painting we are doing.

Flinders Street Watercolour ©KarenSmith

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

Flinders Street Line Drawing © Karen Smith, May 2020, you may download this line drawing for personal use only, this image may not be reproduced or copied in any form.

For our session you will need:
  • Your Flinders street printout, ordinary copy paper is fine for this exercise.
  • A spare piece of paper to try out your paint mixes on before applying colour to your painting.
  • Watercolour paints: warm yellows, a warm blue, a yellow- green, a pale brown, a grey.
  • Watercolour brushes, (large and small – round 8, & 3 or 4)
  • 2 pots of clean water
  • Rag or kitchen roll (for wiping your brushes on)
Here are some of the watercolour paint name colours you may want to use.

Cadmium yellow – (C05 swivel paints)
Ultramarine Blue – (C34 or C36 swivel paints)
Sap green – (C25 swivel paints)
Yellow ochre – (C38 swivel paints)
Burnt Sienna (this is a warm brown we will use with Ultramarine blue to create interesting shadow tones) – (mix C17 & C33 swivel paints)
Paynes Grey – (mix C43 & C37 swivel paints)

Here’s some of the colour names you may want to use from the 36 Inktense pencil set:

Cadmium Yellow
Bright Blue and Deep Indigo
Leaf Green + Apple Green mix
willow + Deep Indigo + a little Violet (for the shadows)
Paynes Grey (or mix Charcoal + Deep Indigo)