Dear Friends and Painters,
Fall is upon us…These rainy days are the time to take out your paints
and ignite your inner summer!
In this lesson we will talk about Hummingbirds.
of mine or create your own from the many good photo’s online!
Next… spend some time preparing your palette and mix allot of beautiful colors.
This shade of Quinacridone Magenta (or Violet) is an important ingredient
to create vivid bright color.
Purples, violets and several shades of green are needed to create the bright throats
and the purple flowers that Hummingbirds love.
After the palette…the background needs to be prepared.
Tip: WET on WET WASHES work best if the background is really wet before you begin.
That is why I use a squirt bottle to soak the paper. I spread the abundant water …
carefully around the subject in the fore-ground with a flat brush.
Then add your premixed paint as you wish.
This technique let’s the paint run and blend freely and helps you create fresh fun washes.
Painting the wings and other details requires coloring each section separately till dry.
The intense shade of Quinacridone Magenta is the secret to creating
brilliant transparent purple washes.
Playing with bright color is great therapy on gray days.
Color effects our moods and our energy for the better.
For more art inspiration visit my short video on painting hummingbirds and wet washes!
Cut and paste for You Tube….
Wishing you and Eternal Summer!
‘In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me,
an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. “~Albert Camus