Peggy's Cove - For Beginner to Intermediate Painters
Watercolor Sketch - Simplify the Background
Peggy's Cove - From Photo to Study to Painting
This is a two part lesson in turning a photo into a painting.
The first part starts with a nice photo of Peggy's Cove, which is tweaked to improve the composition and painted as a quick study.
The second part (available here next week) will be the study turned into a more finished painting.
Intermediate level students will learn how to use color harmony, detail and values to create a three dimensional landscape in watercolor from start to finish.
Hi, I'm Deb Watson - a self taught artist and long time watercolor teacher
My story is simple.
I loved drawing from childhood, but was discouraged from art as a waste of time. So, I became a nurse, worked at a lot of hospitals and raised a family. But I kept painting.
Over time, I became better at the realism I loved, and just kept working toward improving through painting and self-study. I've always enjoyed painting scenes from my life and small town community (which I call my Small Town America series).
My paintings are not usually famous or majestic subjects, often they're just everyday stuff I see around. But I see so much beauty there, and show it to the rest of the world by painting it.
Now, my watercolors have been in exhibits and won awards across the nation. Yet, it's when my art connects me to other people that it's really done what I wanted, and teaching certainly does that!