Now that you've learned to mix paint on the paper, let's try some paintings that 'paint themselves'.
This week we'll be working further on the glazed flower paintings. We'll also practice painting skies - a place where trying to control your brush to create exactly what you are seeing will usually lead to frustration. Letting the paint and water flow on the paper with minimal manipulation from you will capture the movement and the amorphous quality of a sky.
We'll look at another way to capture a flower - so bring flowers that are dramatic - types like irises, hydrangea, hollyhock, etc. And we'll explore how to let the paint and paper show the spirit of botanicals.
Here are some inspirations to discover: From Alvaro Castegnet
This artist is interested in the "passion" of painting. You will be able to see how he carves out a picture by letting it paint itself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIgEp7Rw2C0
A great documentary on the same artist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCMj9SEz5Fs
These are from Birgit OConnor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQCcOiYcJEk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8tmY27xCiQ