Evening Fields

Evening Fields. Michele Clamp. Watercolor 11”x14”

I painted a small sketch of this a while ago and decided to do a larger version for class next week. I usually find that scaling up a painting isn’t as straightforward as you’d think. The washes behave differently and you have to alter your technique to handle the larger areas. But this time it worked out – I think we’ll have a blast doing this on Tuesday.

Edit: The following videos are a short timelapse of the painting and the full 1hr 30min demo with me burbling alongside.

2 thoughts on “Evening Fields

  1. I am finding this tutorial so helpful, and I’m so glad I found your blog! May I ask what color black you use?

    1. So glad you find this helpful! Thank you for letting me know.

      So as for blacks, I started with ivory black but didn’t find it had much tinting strength. This could have been the brand I was using but in any case I moved to lamp black. This is the opposite – you need very little of it to shift the colors so you have to be careful. It’s a bit like phthalo blue in that sense.

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