Time to learn some shadow techniques now that the sun is out. Shari Blaukopf is a master of strong color and shadow so I tried her techniques via her online class … she is a great instructor and keeps the technique instruction straightforward. I had some success in my practice and now have some confidence to go out on these sun filled days and capture the light, color and shadows.
Also tried the ‘negative painting’ technique per Brenda Swenson. It’s a popular method for watercolor florals. It is a method of layering color and leaving white space.
A couple tips from instructors for outdoor sketching 1) neatly pack everything you need… shown here is a upcycled camp stool tote… i was sketching w Catherine Gill and she had this handy stool and storage tote … i copied the design with some success 2) Stephanie Bower teaches all her students how to make this lap easel… it works terrific… gator board cut to size with a couple holes, water receptical is a recycled pill bottle and some clips!