Demo of a Winter Watercolour Scene
at the local School
The Grade 6,7,8 at the local school spent from 9am to Noon doing an extended art class when I was substitute teaching at the school. The objective was to complete a watercolour and incorporate the following skills.
1. Make a simple pencil sketch on an 8x10 piece of watercolour paper
2. Mask in some snow areas to maintain the white of the paper
3. Do wet on wet washes using two colours, in stages in different areas of paper (sky, water, snow, trees)
4. Work from light to dark
5. Use some dry brush technique to add detail & emphasis (trees and bushes)
The reference used for this work was a painting I completed at another time.
I put the original painting in the front of the room and we used it as a general guide
but I stressed that they could create their own rendition (no need to copy)
Really take the pressure off and allows creative fun!
I love their paintings and the end product was worth all their efforts!
Student's Paintings (Beautiful!)