I captured this quite moment on a summer day in Vancouver. I was impressed by the still scene with this bird standing on a piece of wood. It is warm in sunlight but cool in breeze with a sharp contrast between the direct light and instant shadows. The water part provides a sooth base and harmonized greenish feeling throughout the picture.
Watercolour is perfect for this inspiration. We will apply three main objects for composition: bird and wood for main character and foreground, water area for fundamentals covering all complicated contents underneath. The two parts are extremely different: still and hard form vs fluid and soft body. It will be challenge but also very interesting to achieve the equivalent features.
Please follow me step-by-step, I want to guide you through this watercolour journey and find a enjoyable moment in the summer time.
Topics & techniques covered in this project:
Defining the textures and surface patterns for varied objects
Using masking techniques to preserve the light areas
Applying various brush techniques for equivalent features
Distinction among the solid objects and shapeless water body
Creating atmosphere to capture the summer light
Holding Master Degree in Art Education and over thirty years professional experiences, Wenyun Hua's art is a combination of Eastern and Western style, an expression of journey between the two cultures and common understanding. Currently she teaches Art Meditation, Watercolour, Painting in Acrylic and Oil, Chinese Brush Painting, Art in Mixed Media, Drawing and Painting, Watercolour Woodblock Printmaking and Paper Art courses in various professional art education and art school settings in Toronto, CANADA.
She has greatest passion to share the joy of breaking boundary, open-mind and unlimited creativity. She gained a numerous grants and awards for her art and teaching. Her artwork can be found in collections throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
StartDemonstration - Sketching The Project (11:00)
StartDemonstration - Preserve the Objects from Background (6:59)
StartDemonstration - Apply the Background Wash (17:14)
StartDemonstration - Remove the Tapes or Masking Fluid (1:25)
StartDemonstration - Paint the Wood (15:39)
StartDemonstration - Intensive Watercolour Techniques on the Bird (17:46)
StartDemonstration - Highlight on Details (10:16)
StartDemonstration - Emphasis, Shadows and Harmonizing (13:42)