This will be a small but intensive project which we will learn the watercolour techniques of handling the live fruit objects. I chose the red berries from tree and hope it will purify the theme, as well as keep the chaos away.
A detailed colour theory presentation to help you build up the knowledge in dealing with saturation, density and value, as well as use complimentary colours to create the depth of form. This will also be an excellent experience to train our eyes to find the beauty in our nature, and turn the findings into our creative inspiration.
The watercolour mixing and brush stroke handling techniques will be another key part in this lesson. You may catch the close observation during my demo or learn at your own steps whenever you feel comfortable.
Topics & techniques covered in this project:
Rule of image composition and planning
Artistic grouping with duplicated objects
Intensive colour knowledge and theory in red fruit
Contrast VS harmony, the way to reach balance
Detailed watercolour brush techniques for berry form
Redefine and simplify the inspiration without overwork
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.
StartSketching The Project (6:15)
StartApplying A Fundamental Wash For Background (7:05)
StartPlacing Berries in Watercolours I (11:10)
StartPlacing Berries in Watercolours II (5:50)
StartAdjust the Berries in Group (13:31)
StartAdding Branches and Connecting to Berries (15:44)
StartAdjustment to Enrich the Life of Background (4:44)
StartFinal Touch up on Details (3:42)