"You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh."
–John Singer Sargent
This week in For the Painter #17...
1. Tips on Painting Skies in Watercolor
"The color and value of the sky in a landscape will depend on the weather, time of day, and light conditions. Because of this, you're not able to rely on a formula for skies in a watercolor painting."
In this blog post, I offer some advice on painting skies in a watercolor painting. We'll also take a close look at a few watercolor paintings by John Singer Sargent and study his techniques for painting skies.
2. You don't have to draw perfectly straight lines.
"Hand drawn sketches have hand drawn charm."
In this 5-minute video, Teoh Ye Chie shows us that perfect lines are not necessary. Watch him draw some wobbly lines intentionally. Put the ruler away and embrace the hand drawn charm.
3. Art Together
Do you find yourself getting distracted when you sit down to paint? Does your studio feel a bit lonely or isolated? Need some motivation?
If so, then join me on Friday, Oct 29 at 8 AM Pacific / 11 AM Eastern for Art Together.
Art Together is a group studio session in the comfort of our homes. You'll be amazed at how productive and fun this time will be!
Have a great week!