Thursday, 23 February 2017

Line and Wash with Peter Sheeler

On my watercolour journey I've started to learn Line and Wash. On Youtube there is an amazing teacher, {link to Peter Sheeler}, who posts real time videos of usually no more than 20 minutes of how he draws and then paints Line and Wash. I've found that I need to slow the speed down a tad so I can sketch in the initial drawing, but aside from that they are very easy to follow. A few things I've learnt from these are:
-I need to invest in a waterproof felt tip pen, and possibly a finer nib. 
-My sap green is not very pigmented
-I really do need a tube of ultra marine blue, and a higher quality burnt sienna. Both tubes of my burnt umber are the same colours as the burnt sienna used in video tutorials and they aren't producing the right mixes. 
-My rough tooth 300gsm water colour paper produces a nicer end result painting. The bottom two paintings are done on this, the others are using an art spectrum line and wash paper. 

I'd like to work my way through Sheeler's paintings! I particularly love his repeated use of power poles and electricity wires in most of his drawings. 


  1. I love the last one! ��

    1. Me Too, Ani :) Using only one colour is fun!

  2. Gahhhh Tashy, they are all so lovely. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world! <3


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