Watercolour - Walking into the Fall
Creating a Fall Season landscape Painting in Watercolours
The walking path covered with golden leaves floating in a breeze and sunlight one of the most poetic scenes in the fall. Trees in their various shape, colour and pattern of growth compose a true effect of colour, texture and motion in landscape painting.
In a perspective way, trees are forming from large to small representing foreground to background. You can create the foliage pattern in values, not individual leaf. It is not possible to point each leaf accurately, especially when a passing breeze moves around. The easier way to capture the tree is to find a group value that describe the distinctive tone of the foliage. Contrast plays another important role in this project.
Through a detail study of the subject, I would like to bring you to a close up demo process which will help you manage this landscape painting from big image to fine details. You may express yourself with confidence after this study.
Topics & techniques covered in this project:
Composing perspective structure for the scene
Creating value patterns from big image to individual objects
Analyzing the colours within the foliage group
Achieving brush loading techniques in different forms
Applying motion and mood expression to completion
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 - Choose Your Brushes (6:36)
StartDemonstration - Applying Foliage in Colours (12:38)
StartDemonstration - Further Development on Foliage (16:21)
StartDemonstration - Adding Branches, Road and Shadows (12:23)
StartDemonstration - Value Modification and Adjustment (9:59)
StartDemonstration - Background and Final Touch Up (6:46)