Saturday, 7 December 2013

Charles Evans - Watercolour Landscapes

Lindisfarne Castle
Charles Evans enthralled and amuses us with his rapid painting and quick-fire humour. This painting of a scene in Northumberland took about 25 minutes to complete.

His approach is quite literally broad brush - he only had four brushes and although his support was almost vertical throughout that didn't create any problems. Any runs or large beads were soon picked up with the tip of a 1½" brush.

Once he had completed this painting he show us some techniques and after the break did a painting of Alnwick Moor in just 20 minutes. As well as my photos which show step by step progress of the two paintings in this demonstration you can see more on the News page of his website

Flat brushes even for detail

plastic card to scrape paint away

rocks created with plastic card to move wet paint

drystone wall stage 1

drystone wall stage 2

mountains created using card

Amazingly clean palette!

fingernails used to create grass

Alnwick Moor

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