Watercolour artist Bob Davies from www.watercoloursecrets.com delivers a fine watercolour tutorial here which sets to guide the aspiring watercolour artist how to paint reflections and puddles in watercolour paints.
This tutorial is clearly delivered and is a very useful guide for the beginner artist who is not quite confident enough to paint what many people consider to be one of the more difficult subjects in landscape painting – water and reflections.
In this watercolour tutorial Bob Davies uses,
Bockingford 140lb rough paper
Pthalo blue watercolour paint
Lemon yellow watercolour paint
Burnt umber watercolour paint
No.s 6&8 round watercolour brushes
1/2 inch flat brush
Bob Davies teaches you how to effectively use light and dark using his round and flat brushes to paint the holes and divots left by the tractor wheels. Within these holes is water left from a heavy rainfall so painting them in such a way to engage a sense of depth and volume is what is taught here by the artist. Davies’ brush strokes are varied and essential to the effect he is aiming to achieve but with his soft teaching style it soon becomes apparent why he is easy to learn from.
By using just a few basic colours and some imagination (alongside working from a reference photo) Davies applies a few loose washes so not to over complicate the watercolour painting and explains how to use the brush to paint ‘haphazard’ lines to mimic the organic nature of the puddles left by the tractor. With just a little practice and carefully following these steps it would only be a matter of time before you will be producing great watercolour paintings which possess masterful techniques and very convincing water reflections.
I have studied art for most of my life and would easily say that it was my number one passion. I appreciate everything surrounding art but I gear most of my efforts towards anatomy and the human form. I believe there is nothing more beautiful and rewarding than being creative to produce art which does the human figure justice. I hope you enjoy my portfolio and if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me. I also travel the world whilst maintaining this website in the hope to broaden my horizons and discover all the different types of art around the globe.