Welcome to another class but first some…
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We had a wonderful Christmas Sale and Show last week!
I saw many old Friends…(This is Sophie Kuzeja with her purchased vintage 1977 Bergsma Original) and met some new ones.
My staff…ROCKS!. A Huge thanks to these girls for keeping my ship sailing smoothly.
Jamie, Lanette Tara and Jeannie. (From Upper left to lower right.) A heartfelt Thank YOU!
Art Class…”The Purple Rose.”
We received over 100 great title entries for this piece and the winner goes to,
Krista Kellen Delort for “Change Can Be a Beautiful Thing”. It won with 19 “Like” Votes.
She will receive a free print. Thank you Krista!
Purple is a tricky color so setting up a good pallet is important.
When mixing strong purples I use a combination of purple stain, sepia and cobalt mineral paints.
I started with some lavender rose petals (Compliments of James W.) and set up a series of purples and greens.
Wet the area with clear water to start and then add your colors.
Leave high lights and strengthen the pigments at the shadowed edges.
The Greens are placed in the base of the petals to create contrast and shadow.
GREEN IN THE PURPLE WASH IS THE SECRET!
As the purple stains dry into the structure of the paper
the cobalt blues remain on the surface and add interest.
Compare the last frame of wet purple to this dry violet. See the difference in intensity?
Watercolor paints dry back 20-40 % which must be planned for.
Now for the Butterflies…I chose to add brown to the purple for the wings.
Burnt Sienna and Sepia with the colors of the rose make the pallet.
The undercoat is made with neutrals.
The butterflies received a thin layer of transparent violet stain to bind the colors together.
Winsor Green, Winsor Violet and Thalo Violet stains will create the shadows and the overlays.
I use violet and green in the shadows.
Finally I add a few fine line line to make the details and the painting is finished!
I hope you learned some new tips on HOW TO PAINT PURPLE!
End of Class.
“Change is a Beautiful Thing”… and”Love gives us Wings.”
Congrats to Kim and Frank Bond on your new original!
I send all of you the bright colors of the season.
Wishing you Happiness, Hope and Peace,
Jody and Team Bergsma!