Thursday, November 15, 2007

Water shading

Last week we started practicing water shading, a technique using a little more water than usual to spread color over a wide area, most often the sky and ground. My first try is pretty rough, but the experience was a confidence booster. Not only did I get a "good" mark, but the instructor was kind enough to note that I did a better job of it my first time than he did on his first try.

The trick with the sky and ground is to work from a darker shade to a lighter shade, preferably without being able to notice any lines where the color changes shade. I'm working now on a second piece that is proving more difficult.


1 comment:

  1. it is beautiful Jeff. What a wonderful thing to do.