Saturday, October 06, 2012


 In my watercolour class, we spend one day studying and working on tone. I get the students to mix up a bistre, a mixture of all the primary colours to get dark browns and blacks to work with, and then I set up a  composition using old pots and kettles that I find in local flea markets.

I had ended up with some straightforward exercises that were a fairly dull, so I then jazzed them up by swashing more dark washes here and there, covering them with kitchen film wrap that I then scrunched up, and left to dry.

I am sure Morandi would turn in his grave if he knew I refered to the these exercises as Morandi Day...

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