Reflections Demo 30th May
Today Caroline is using watercolours and working from light to dark. To mask the highlights on the ball, she would normally use masking fluid, but as that takes hours to dry, candle wax is preferred for speed.
A yellow wash was put on the top half of the ball. Caroline stressed that we should ignore detail at this stage, and break down the shapes we see, working in areas. Go for the big shapes first. Note the saucer used for the perfect sphere.
Working wet-on-dry, she began on the darker area, using pink first, then blue around the bottom of the ball
Fill in with impressions of shapes, such as class members, easel, the kitchen door. Remember that with spheres, all lines turn inward.
Use a rigger for detail, such as the rafters in the hall and put in darker lines.