Painting Lesson

Today I taught a private watercolour lesson to a 16 year old girl visiting Kelowna from Grande Prairie. Her dad found my KendraArt website when he did a Google search for painting lessons in Kelowna.

We went over all the basics of watercolour. Above is a demonstration of painting branches on a birch tree and then adding texture by pulling an exacto knife through the wet paint. Tilt the blade on its side and push it into the paper as you pull it along at an angle. The goal isn’t to cut the paper, but to squeeze the paint to the edges of the branch, leaving a rough white textured area along the branch. Do this by pressing the edge of the blade into the paper rather than the tip of the blade.

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