Saturday, February 14, 2009
The painting above is a fun one to paint; I enjoy the way the watercolors blend.
Painting the reflections in the coffee pot is much easier than it looks. The secret is using a wet on wet wash and once the paint is applied...leaving it alone. The problem with many of us is learning when to let the paint alone instead of trying to help it along. The paint will blend and look much different when dry than it does wet.
After sketching the coffee pot, dampen one section of the pot with clear water. Lay on stripes of color and let them bleed together. This is the tip.....leave it alone...let the paint work its magic for you.
After each section is dry, do the next section of the coffee pot in the same way.
I think you will be happy with your results. Then you can relax, and enjoy a cup of coffee!