Boat demonstration from one of this years workshops.
Five minute Study
On my watercolour workshop sessions I take time to work individually with each attending artist so that we can look at their favourite subjects and ways on how to approach painting them. I paint every single subject so this part of the session can lead absolutely anywhere!
In one of my recent session a wonderful artist had brought in a photograph of a boat they wished to paint. The photograph had very little information and yet held a lot of magic as a possible subject for a painting.
I never see things as they are or paint things excatly as I see them. Instead I look for more interesting ways to use colour to bring a scene to life. In my new book "Atmospheric Watercolours" I explain why I do this and how life as an artist is far more fun this way.
I always feel alive and exhilarated from my painting sessions and aim to make sure everyone I know who paints gets this much pleasure from moving their brushes.
I have shared this image so that the artist can see how I moved on with other ideas. I love Cadmium Yellow, added here for sunlight although there was none in the original scene. And if you were on my workshop you will see how I have made a few nore changes in the background and foreground. I prefer this "feel" as it is more atmospheric than the real scene.
I hope you like it!
The same scene before I built up the atsmosphere and added warmth.
Five minute study