This week, in my sort-of organized new studio, I rang the starting bell. I’m beginning a new series with this little watercolor gazing technique study of late afternoon sunlight streaking over dishes in my sink.
Scout, my trusty studio assistant, is perched on the sill, surveying his new ‘hood’ for edible birds, swanky felines and anyone with hands capable of petting cats.
Watercolor Painting Video
I shot a video of the process, to chat a little about watercolor glazing techniques. I use this method frequently, and I find folks new to watercolor haven’t heard about it.
The loosey-juicey, spill-it-on-the-paper method of watercolor application leaves beginners frustrated with the lack of control. The abyss between their reference photo and their final painting is wide.
If that sounds familiar, maybe glazing is worth exploring? The video is 4 minutes long (sped up), but I hope the voiceover explaining the basic premise of watercolor glazing is helpful. If you don’t see the video window below, you can watch it here.
Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll see you in the studio with the next post!
You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.~Elizabeth Gilbert