Saturday, January 28, 2012

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Flores de la ventana #1

Drawing for Caja de la ventana

Today I am teaching a workshop in West Vancouver, BC on pouring watercolors. 
Pouring watercolors is my most popular workshop, so I decided to photograph the process.
The above photograph is the initial drawing.
It is another painting of Spain.
Since pouring is based on understanding values, I find that the white buildings of Spain are wonderful for showing values. 
I start off by stretching my paper and then I transfer my drawing onto my paper.
Next I mask the areas that I want to save, which at this point will be the white part of the building.
Then I pours my colors.
The colors I am using are Winsor Yellow, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, and Winsor Blue.
This is what it looks like after it is poured.

Pour #1


6 comments:

Steven said...

Yes! I've been waiting for this since I found your youtube video! Can't wait to see how this plays out.

Thanks for sharing Leslie! I love this technique. Very cool.

Can't wait to try it, too.

Wendy Mould said...

I love the way the colours blend and yes the old buildings in Spain look great with this technique. I will enjoy watching the picture develop.

Maria's Watercolor said...

Very cool...h

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thanks everyone! It is exciting to see how it will come together. I love doing this!

Robben Wainer said...

Dear Leslie,

Your devotion is priceless. I may be showing my painting and sketches for the fifth time in my life at the age of forty five. They are how one transfers emotion.
Your work and beauty are the loveliest I've seen.

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

How wonderful for you to be able to show your work! I wish you the best of luck. If I were in NY, I would go see them. Thank you for the beautiful compliment. I was just wondering if what I do was all for naught. Obviously it isn't:)

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