Bumble bees – online tuition
Permanent access to three online videos:
Part 1 – 30mins
Part 2 – 15 mins
Part 3 – 30 mins
Downloadable PDF file with hints and tips
What you will learn:
This delicate wet-in-wet painting requires time and patience as we work continuously on the painting as it is drying. You will be rewarded with a beautiful softness to the bee having allowed watercolour to work magic in one of its many ways!
- Using an old toothbrush to splatter masking fluid to achieve the effect of pollen.
- Mixing your own black wash and get the timing right to add it to wet paper.
- Achieving the translucent effect of insect wings
- Building up tone in a wet-in-wet wash
Palette: Ultramarine Blue, Lemon Yellow, Raw Sienna, Pthalo Blue, Titanium White. (I use Daler Rowney Artist Quality)
Brushes: 18, 10, 4 (all brushes are round), rigger
Paper: Saunders Waterford NOT, 300gsm
Masking Fluid and old toothbrush
For the bee painting with the purple background, the extra materials are a water spray and Daler Rowney Permanent Mauve. If you don’t have this paint, you could try Alizarin Crimson instead.