Shadows In Landscape Painting. A Watercolor Demonstration.

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watercolor painting demonstrating the importance of shadows in the landscapeWhatever your medium, oil paints, (oils). acrylic, pastel, and especially watercolor, if you are a landscape painter. this lesson is for you.


This lesson is about using shadows effectively in landscape painting.


The subject of this watercolor is a barn and silo, and not much else. The barn is white, Pennsylvania Dutch style white, so that we may better see the pure color effects without the confusion added by extraneous hues. As always we will mix some of our colors on the paper, and some on the palette.


In this art lesson we cover:




In this art lesson I try to show you how much we think we know, and that much of our knowledge is false. The implications here are huge, ranging from jury selection to believing our own eyes.


The lesson runs; 34 Minutes, the first ten minutes is on theory, and the rest we will spend watercolor painting . We will use just a few different paint colors, 140 pound cold presses watercolor paper and one inch and half inch flat watercolor brushes.


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Watercolor palette showing a warm and cool paint for each of the primary colors This is a map of the captains color
palette. See materials list below...

The map shows the location of each of the paints. The group on the left are the sedimentary colors. Those in the right are the non sedimentary colors. The palette is just a cut down ice cube tray.


...( sedimentary )

0 - Red

1 - Yellow

2 - Green

3 - Blue

...( non sed. )

4 - Cool Blue

5 - Warm Blue

6 - Warm Red

7 - Cool Red

8 - Warm Yellow

9 - Cool Yellow