October 14, 2014

Onion peals...






Illusion of water...




One of yesterday's subjects and demo during painting class; how to paint the illusion of water in a jar... What makes it look like water? How apply the paint to obtain the impression of it?
I mistreated these two samples a little as I showed different things, like making whites, adding more paint on top dried layer which means also starting another paint and drying cycle, and so on...
This session was preceded, last week, by learning how to make colored grey tones with primary colors. And how to match your mixes with any chosen color (except dark colors), by doing swatches using primary colors.

October 01, 2014

Exposition this week-end...

I have the honor to inaugurate the 21st year of existence of Atelier du Passage, with an exposition together with watercolorist Isabelle Corcket, this coming week-end.
You are all very welcome to the vernissage taking place friday the 3rd of october, at 6:30pm, or to come during the week-end between 3-7pm.


L'Atelier du Passage 
7 Passage du Geffroy-Didelot
75017 Paris 








September 25, 2014

Good habits...



The beginning of the year (which is september for my students) is the perfect moment to recommend good habits in watercolor class. It could be to take the time to plan what to paint, with value sketches in pencil, trying out different compositions of the subject. A little bigger monochrome watercolor sketch of the most attractive composition is a good way to confirm the choice or maybe modify it, if needed. But also to "loosen up", gain confidence and experience, just as get used to the brushes, paint and water.