This week both my daytime watercolour classes went to the Botanical gardens in Cambridge.
We found a spot not too public, with some beautiful irises
I asked my learners to look at the level of detail they wanted to achieve, in order to work out how long they wanted to stay painting
This was a quick demonstration to illustrate areas of high and low definition, intense to neutral, mixed on paper vs unmixed.
This was a demonstration of an underpainting with small hard and soft edged washes added for definition, after the first unifying wash was in place, in order to establish the tonal and colour values of the whole painting, before embarking on any detail.
We enjoyed our lunch in the warm sunshine very much afterwards!