‘Frosty Snowdrops’ with Salt.

Learners are having fun this ‘term’, using ‘Salt’ to create Texture in their Paintings, one learner could not resist scattering it around some Snowdrops, and here is the result.

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When adding Salt to Watercolour, it is important to practice it first, watch how the salt works differently, on the varying stages of wet paint.

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The wetter the paint the larger the effects are.

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Mid sheen wetness, gives smaller speckles.

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A touch over salted – not much room to flow.

You can either use Fine Table Salt or Rock Salt, table salt generally gives, smaller speckles, where as rock salt will create much larger effects.  You could always use a salt grinder, with rock salt to give varying degrees of speckles.  Whichever you use, Don’t Rush the drying process with forced heat, as it will stop the salt working too quickly.  Let it dry naturally and you will be amazed at how it changes during the drying process.

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‘Frosty Snowdrops’ with Salt.

Learners are having fun this ‘term’, using ‘Salt’ to create Texture in their Paintings, one learner could not resist scattering it around some Snowdrops, and here is the result.

20181102_121703

 

When adding Salt to Watercolour, it is important to practice it first, watch how the salt works differently, on the varying stages of wet paint.

20181102_121703

The wetter the paint the larger the effects are.

20181102_121703

Mid sheen wetness, gives smaller speckles.

20181102_121703

A touch over salted – not much room to flow.

You can either use Fine Table Salt or Rock Salt, table salt generally gives, smaller speckles, where as rock salt will create much larger effects.  You could always use a salt grinder, with rock salt to give varying degrees of speckles.  Whichever you use, Don’t Rush the drying process with forced heat, as it will stop the salt working too quickly.  Let it dry naturally and you will be amazed at how it changes during the drying process.

‘Pastels’ for Beginners – Workshop 24th February 2018

Only a few spaces are left for the ‘Beginners Soft Pastel Workshop’ at Blisland near Bodmin, on the 24th February, so don’t miss out, come and enjoy a day working in this superb medium.  You will learn about, materials and equipment, all the basic pastel techniques and the different surfaces you can work on.  Follow, step by step demonstrations and create a pastel painting to be proud of.

Soft Pastel is a superb medium and one not to shy away from, so join me on this workshop and go home inspired.

Gorran Haven in Pastel on Sandpaper (22" x 15")

If you have your own pastels and pastel paper please bring them along to the workshop, I can email you a materials and equipment list, but I will have spare on the day.

Please contact me for further information or to Book a Space, Click on this Link to send a message to me.

Yvette Wiltshire of Art with Yvette

Cost : £35

Venue: Blisland Village Hall.

Time: 10am to 4pm.

 

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