17 March 2008

Sarah, the shy model

Our watercolor workshop at work is going well. We did two days with a live model and it was quite eye-opening. I encouraged the participants to create a bight wash first leaving some areas untouched for the lighter spots. Then, while the paper was still wet, sling some complementary color to create that pearly effect only watercolor can achieve. After some drying, start creating the soft and hard edges . Sounds easy but it is not . It mostly demands some self-control. Our model the second day didn't have much experience which made for some timid but endearing poses.


Jennifer McChristian said...

Glad your classes are going swimmingly :)
I really enjoy the ethereal feel of this delicately elegant watercolor.

karen lise klein said...

I like this one a lot. she's dreamy.