Watercolour Still Life – Session Six

 

In Session 6 of the course we’ll work on completing our paintings. Join Linda and Laura for a short critique of Laura’s painting and to see the final touches to complete it. Don’t miss the accompanying paint-along video with Linda where Linda will paint her painting in real time.

Approximate run time: 18 minutes

Presenter: Linda and Laura Kemshall

In Session 6 of the course we'll work on completing our paintings. Join Linda and Laura for a short critique of Laura's painting and to see the final touches to complete it. Don't miss the accompanying paint-along video with Linda.
To access this post, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour - Still Life.
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In Session 6 of the course we’ll work on completing our paintings. Join Linda and Laura for a short critique of Laura’s painting and to see the final touches to complete it. Don’t miss the accompanying paint-along video with Linda.

To access this post, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour – Still Life.

Watercolour Still Life – Session Six Paint Along

 

Paint along with Linda as she works on her still life watercolour. In this video you’ll see Linda complete her painting in real time. Please note, aside from a very short introduction and conclusion, there is no sound on this video. We suggest that you set up your painting space, pop the video on, (and the radio!) and enjoy an hour and a half painting with Linda.

Approximate run time: 1 hour 38 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

Enjoy an hour and a half painting time with Linda as she works on her watercolour still life in real time.
To access this post, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour - Still Life.
To access this content, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour - Still Life, or log in if you are a member.

Enjoy an hour and a half painting time with Linda as she works on her watercolour still life in real time.

To access this post, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour – Still Life.

Watercolour Still Life – Session Five

 

In Session 5 of the course we’ll carefully consider the selection and grouping of a collection of objects as a subject to paint. Setting up a successful arrangement of objects is key to making a good painting. Laura will make a start on her final painting for the course and Linda will demonstrate a neat lifting out technique for retrieving highlights.

Approximate run time: 46 minutes

Presenter: Linda and Laura Kemshall

In Session 5 of the course we'll carefully consider the selection and grouping of a collection of objects as a subject to paint. Setting up a successful arrangement of objects is key to making a good painting. Laura will make a start on her final painting for the course and Linda will demonstrate a neat lifting out technique for retrieving highlights.
To access this post, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour - Still Life.
To access this content, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour - Still Life, or log in if you are a member.

In Session 5 of the course we’ll carefully consider the selection and grouping of a collection of objects as a subject to paint. Setting up a successful arrangement of objects is key to making a good painting. Laura will make a start on her final painting for the course and Linda will demonstrate a neat lifting out technique for retrieving highlights.

To access this post, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour – Still Life.

Watercolour Still Life – Session Four

 

In Session 4 of the course we’ll look at ways to paint fabric in our still life. A draped cloth can add interest and movement to your arrangement. We’ll look at painting a striped cloth and also a lace fabric, experimenting with using resist methods and negative painting.

Approximate run time: 51 minutes

Presenter: Linda and Laura Kemshall

In Session 4 of the course we'll look at ways to paint fabric in our still life. A draped cloth can add interest and movement to your arrangement. We'll look at painting a striped cloth and also a lace fabric, experimenting with using resist methods and negative painting.
To access this post, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour - Still Life.
To access this content, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour - Still Life, or log in if you are a member.

In Session 4 of the course we’ll look at ways to paint fabric in our still life. A draped cloth can add interest and movement to your arrangement. We’ll look at painting a striped cloth and also a lace fabric, experimenting with using resist methods and negative painting.

To access this post, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour – Still Life.

Watercolour Still Life – Session Three

 

In Session 3 of the course we’ll paint a patterned 3D object. We’ll demonstrate painting teapots and china jugs, but maybe you have a patterned vase or or tin that you’d prefer to include in your still life? Linda will demonstrate how to handle the pattern without painting every detail. You can combine your skills from previous sessions and include using water-soluble coloured pencils and masking fluid too.

Approximate run time: 51 minutes

Presenter: Linda and Laura Kemshall

In Session 3 of the course we'll paint a patterned 3D object. We'll demonstrate painting teapots and china jugs, but maybe you have a patterned vase or or tin that you'd prefer to include in your still life? Linda will demonstrate how to handle the pattern without painting every detail. 
To access this post, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour - Still Life.
To access this content, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour - Still Life, or log in if you are a member.

In Session 3 of the course we’ll paint a patterned 3D object. We’ll demonstrate painting teapots and china jugs, but maybe you have a patterned vase or or tin that you’d prefer to include in your still life? Linda will demonstrate how to handle the pattern without painting every detail. 

To access this post, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour – Still Life.

Watercolour Still Life – Session Two

 

In Session 2 of the course we’ll look at how to paint a transparent object. Linda will demonstrate painting a glass of water but you can paint any glass object. See how she uses masking fluid to preserve the highlights and if you’re not confident to draw, but are keen to get on with the painting, she’ll demonstrate a no-fuss method for getting the shapes accurately on the paper.

Approximate run time: 41 minutes

Presenter: Linda and Laura Kemshall

In Session 2 of the course we'll look at how to paint a transparent object. Linda will demonstrate painting a glass of water but you can paint any glass object. See how she uses masking fluid to preserve the highlights.
To access this post, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour - Still Life.
To access this content, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour - Still Life, or log in if you are a member.

In Session 2 of the course we’ll look at how to paint a transparent object. Linda will demonstrate painting a glass of water but you can paint any glass object. See how she uses masking fluid to preserve the highlights.

To access this post, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour – Still Life.

Watercolour Still Life – Session One

 

In this first session you will be introduced to the basic tools and equipment required. You’ll learn what paints you need to get started, how to choose watercolour paper and what brushes are most suited to watercolour techniques. You’ll be encouraged to get to know your paints and papers and start a swatch book of samples. If you already have art supplies we’d encourage you to start with what you have and add to them only if necessary as you progress through the sessions.
Then we’ll dive right in and start by painting a piece of fruit. This will help us understand how to mix the colours and paint the shadows and highlights. A great way to experiment and gain confidence in controlling simple washes.

Approximate run time: 58 minutes

Presenter: Linda and Laura Kemshall

In the first session we'll take a look at the materials and equipment you need to get started with watercolour painting, talk about the colours you might choose in your palette, different papers and brushes, then we'll jump straight in and paint a piece of fruit.
To access this post, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour - Still Life.
To access this content, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour - Still Life, or log in if you are a member.

In the first session we’ll take a look at the materials and equipment you need to get started with watercolour painting, talk about the colours you might choose in your palette, different papers and brushes, then we’ll jump straight in and paint a piece of fruit.

To access this post, you must purchase Learn to Paint: Watercolour – Still Life.

 

Stretching Paper

 

You can stretch your paper to ensure perfectly flat results and easier painting when using watercolour. In this quick demonstration Linda shows you how.

You’ll need:

Watercolour paper
A drawing board (ours is just a piece of MDF from a hardware shop cut to the appropriate size)
Gummed paper strip (from art shops or online)
A tray larger than the paper
Sponge

Approximate run time: 4 minutes

Presenter: Linda Kemshall

You can stretch your paper to ensure perfectly flat results and easier painting when using watercolour. In this quick demonstration Linda shows you how.