Sunday, February 12, 2012

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I just finished teaching my Watercolor Toolbox class and we ended the class by painting a birdhouse on a stucco wall.  We mixed the 3 primary colors to get a colorful background and played with adding salt to make the texture on the wall.  We glazed to get darks in the shadows of the bird house and put some reflected color in the shadows.  We also learned about lifting highlights by using a plastic template.  Everyone was a pleasure to have in class!

5 comments:

jinxxxygirl said...

YOur art is just lovely! I found you thru Teri's blog.

Teri Casper said...

Love it. Sounds like a fun class.

Jacqueline said...

Thank you Jinx & Teri!

Timaree said...

It truly looks 3-D! I like the idea of a template for removing some color for a highlight. Now if I can only remember to do that when I need to do so!

Jacqueline said...

Thanks Timaree, Jinx & Teri! Timaree - please let me know if you try that idea.