I’ve always been drawn towards painting subjects in a realistic style, which is what led me to develop the unique painting method and style I’m best known for.
But I find other painting styles hold lots of appeal too, and many of my School members have said they’d love to explore watercolour painting in its other forms as well.
I’m in full favour of learning to paint in more than one style, so to help with this, I’ve decided to create more opportunities for you to explore watercolour further.
As you’ll know if you’ve seen the Illustrative Lemon tutorial, I believe that learning to paint in more than one style is no different to learning more than one language or playing more than one musical instrument.
In fact, in any of these cases, once you’ve learned one style / language / instrument then learning another one is easier. So if you’ve gained confidence painting with my wet-on-dry watercolour method, I think you’ll really enjoy this very special mini class I have in store for you.
I’m delighted to introduce professional watercolour artist (and friend of mine since we were in school together aged 4!) Jennifer Rose, as a special guest.
In this mini class, Jennifer will demo how to paint loose roses with a blurred foliage background, using a wet-in-wet technique.
I really hope you’ll give Jennifer’s mini class a go and paint loose roses of your own. You could also use the techniques she’s shown you here to create watercolour backgrounds for your other paintings, whether the subject is in a realistic or more impressionistic style.
You might spot that Jennifer uses equipment which is different from mine. She paints using mop brushes (which carry a lot of paint), cold pressed paper (to help the paint to disperse) and a daisy-style paint palette (for mixing large quantities of watery paint). You don’t need to have these items to give this style a try though – just use what you have!
We’ll be seeing more of Jennifer when I welcome her back into the studio for more guest classes in the future, so keep an eye out.
If you decide to paint loose roses with Jennifer Rose in this mini class, I’d love to hear how you get on, so let me know how it goes in the comments below. And do also drop a comment if you enjoyed the video. I love reading them!
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