Lemons and Plums Still Life Watercolor Painting
Practice Three Important Skills For Painting Still Lifes
Learn a couple important watercolor painting skills in this lesson. We’ll cover how to paint folds in cloth and how to darken light colors. We’ll also work hard to stick to a value sketch when painting in color. It’s an easy to draw composition and an easy watercolor painting project.
This is an easy subject and an easy composition that will allow us to practice three important things – painting folds in cloth, learning to darken light-colored objects, and following a value-sketch.
The actual painting is small. But, with our focus on three important skills, it is an involved painting exercise. We’ll also finish with a nice little painting!
We’re using a value sketch with this painting and going to try to work hard make sure we stick to the value pattern we designed in our sketch. You can download a completed value sketch from the green button, below. If you’d like to try the value sketch process itself ( and I recommend you do!), check out the Related Video (at right or below, depending on the screen you are watching on).
What You’ll Need:
- Value Sketch – download from the button below, or watch the Related Video
- a small sheet of watercolor paper, approx. 5″ x 7″ – as always, Arches 140lb Cold Press is recommended
- Paint – Lemon Yellow Medium, Raw Sienna, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Cobalt Blue
- Brushes – Medium and Small Round