This week i want to showcase a technique that will help you to loosen up a little more and get a more expressive and spontaneous result.
For the subject, i reused a bouquet i got for a live session on my french channel but i looked at it with another angle, another point of view. The strategy here is to paint what i’m seeing and i try to keep in mind that i just have on layer to make an understandable painting. I need to find ways and tricks in order to make something recognizable despite the fusion and the bluriness.
But painting just in one layer also mean that it will take much less time ! So it’s prefect i you have a thight planning or not much time for your practice.
One layer and limited time it also means that you have to compensate the lack of details by observing even more your subject and extract from it the very essential shapes and textures that will make your subject recognizable.
Painting with watercolor, one layer only in video
Brushes : Princeton Neptune nº8, Princeton Neptune flat 1/2″.
Paper : Arches cold pressed 640g/m2.
Colors : Indanthrene blue (Sennelier), Nickel azo yellow (Daniel Smith), Rose madder lake (Sennelier).
And here you have the finished painting (click to enlarge) :
Wonderful!! My preference is always to paint in one layer but hard to find tutorials that teach this way