Here's an assortment of video demonstrations. You can find more at my YouTube channel HERE.
Blackberry Bramble II
Painting Dark and Handsome
Watercolor Meditation 1
Colors used: All Daniel Smith, Indanthrone blue, Pyrrole red, Nickel azo yellow. Brush: Rosemary & Co., Sable Blend, SER 402.
Negative Painting with Watercolor
This video is a nearly full length version of a demo I gave to a local group of artists, Artists of South Whidbey (ASW). A short speedy version is also available below. Missing in this version is a short talk about notan and the use of negative and positive space in design and composition. Apologies for the low resolution!
When painting with watercolor we all use negative painting in some form. Negative painting is defined as painting around an object to define it. When it comes to picture making using any medium I always try to consider the play of negative and positive shapes. A book I recommend to enhance your understanding of dark and light and how to use it is: Notan, the Dark-Light Principle of Design by Dorr Bothwell and Marlys Mayfield. Also, I recommend the Notanizer app. It's available anywhere you get your apps. You import images from your photo library and break down the values from two to a full range. I usually use 3 values, black, med. gray and white. Black and white or full color. It's useful for developing compositions. Colors used for the entire painting: Underpainting- Quin red (DS) Perylene green (DS) Nickel ago yellow (DS)
A highly edited and sped up version of the lengthier version.
Painting Dahlias Wet on Wet
Painting Ruston Kitty
Kitchen Sink Bouquet