Kingfisher with Plastic Wrap Background
Loose Fun Background Plus Realistic Subject
Realism With Fun Background Technique for Beginners
Plastic wrap, pressed into a wet watercolor wash, makes interesting and fun textures, great to showcase a realistic subject. This works especially well if your limit your color choice to three to five colors and have a subject with a bright, well saturated hue.
In kingfisher, you can trace the outline page onto your watercolor paper and work step by step with the written instructions and video demonstration, so even beginners can produce a great painting and learn or practice some basic watercolor techniques. Guided practice is excellent practice.
Whether you want to practice loose washes of background color or just have fun painting, this lesson takes most students 1 to 2 hours (the plastic wrap wash takes a while to dry), and requires no special materials (besides the plastic wrap from your kitchen).
Realism looks every better with an abstract background, and can be used with many subjects. This technique is easy and results in a unique painting every time.
Hi, I'm Deb Watson.
My story is simple. I loved creating art from childhood, but was discouraged from pursuing art by my parents. So, I became a nurse, but kept painting.
I knew nothing about art, but taught myself over time and became a very successful artist, with hundreds of awards. Although my art and how to paint techniques are well known (in over a dozen books and online), I'm just a down to earth person.
I've always enjoyed teaching others how to paint with watercolor - sharing the joy!
Join me in your own personal journey into painting. My online lessons and zoom classes will teach you how to see and paint like an artist. No matter what your favorite subject is, you'll find it here - or email me your suggestions and I'll include a class in the future.