Paint A Covered Bridge In Morning Light
In this lesson we’ll paint a covered bridge in morning light using easy watercolor painting techniques for great effect. It’s an easy lesson and we work through it step-by-step.
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Painting Covered Bridges
Everyone loves paintings of covered bridges and everyone love to paint them. This lesson shows you how to paint one at a particular time of day – early in the morning. We’ll also make it an early fall scene with warm color prevailing.
Because it’s early morning light, we’ll want neutral colors and some grays along will more darker values than in daytime scenes.
Like all of our lessons, we’ll use very easy, basic techniques through the whole painting – but using them for good effect.
Drawing Layout For Any Painting
One note on the drawing layout. The downloadable layouts are done with heavy lines to make it easy to see and copy onto your watercolor paper. It is best not to draw the lines too heavy on your paper, especially in the sky, since there is a good chance the lines will show through the paint. It’s not a deal-breaker, but those heavy pencil lines are sometimes a distraction.
What you’ll need
- Brushes – 1 1/2″ Flat, Medium Round, Small Round, and Cotman #3 Rigger .
- Colors – Winsor Newton Perm. Alizarin Crimson, Raw Sienna, DaVinci Burnt Sienna, Daniel Smith Quinacridone Deep Gold, Winsor Newton French Ultramarine Blue , DaVinci Cobalt Blue
- Watercolor paper – preferably Arches 140lb Cold Press cut to about 7″ x 11″ or so
Get ready, turn on the video and let’s jump in!