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      Cherry blossom watercolour


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Michelle Kral



I am a freelance  Artist and Textile designer based from my 18th century former pub in West Auckland Durham UK, where i live with my very tall son and crazy dog Cyril.

My passion is painting flowers in watercolour. I am inspired by the beautiful countryside around me and my very large garden where I have some of the most beautiful flowers to paint.  I also love to share my knowledge and  teach watercolour classes privately and online.

I have a very varied style and prolific way of working, I use a mixed range of media, I just love to paint... digital, vector, photoshop, illustrator, gouache, acrylic, pen and ink...anything that makes a mark!  if i am not creating i am not me.

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1. INTRODUCTION: Hi, Michele. Carolyn Omine. Artist, illustrator Way Get to paint. Lovely spring floors. Come. Enjoy a swell as the full video instructions. I'm also spying a PdF of step by step photo instructions for you and also pdf list of supplies you need. 2. SUPPLIES: hello and welcome to a list of supplies for this course to start. Whether it's important to talk about paper now, it's best buy the best you can afford. For this. I'm using a gun to block of £140 cold pressed paper brushes air. Also quite important, I'm using round brushes, and they have to have a really good point on them. It is the most important thing, and you again get the best you can afford. I'm using mission paint here, and I also love Windsor and Newton artists. Water color paint, but get the best you can afford. I'm using masking Florida's Well. I use old brushes for this or a rubber tipped brush because it ruins your brushes. Otherwise, every want to treat yourself to something special. There's a these doctor Ph Martin's water colors. They're just so pretty and lovely. Two years. The Gill Usher amusing is Reeves. Set of goulash. It comes in various colors. I also have some daily Roni designer gouache, which is also good to use. You also need sir mortar soluble pencils, and it's good to have some sandpaper and also a pencil sharpener handy. I also be adding SSM mediums to add texture to award color here. Amusing alcohol, salt and gum Arabic doesn't matter. What makes he gets also some white things, as I like to call them, to cover up some mistakes and booze and at highlights anything opaque white, like a jail pen or acrylic ink. You also need some mixing pellets. I like the white plastic ones that really cheap and easy to get hold off natural. I've got lots of deep wells in them that makes it easier. Also, some other things you need. You need some water, some paper towel pencil on a razor. I've got party razor. There was also is good toe have maybe a hairdryer to speed up the drying process. I use a heat gun, but that's not recommend is it gets very hot. Also, it's good to have lots of space toe paint in, so you're free to move around on. You won't worry about splashing things 3. Cherry blossom watercolour: e que? Make sure you've got everything toe, hand and your imagery in front of you to start off with. I'm going to mark out the centers of the blossoms. Before this. I'm using a masking fluid pen. There's details about this on the supply list, but you can use the liquid masking fluid, which I find is a lot better. But you can. This is a very quick way because it doesn't take very long to drive quite like them, but they don't always come off the paper, so you do need to try things out beforehand. We need to make sure that the masking fluid is fully dry before we go on to the next stage . Do not use a hair dryer or anything to accelerate the process because it will make it. You won't have to remove it from the paper. It makes it stick to the paper. It's your waiting fear. The musket lead to dry look atyour imagery and take out the colors that you think you need . I'm using a Windsor Newton color is Coble, Violet and also got a bit of pot is pink in that as well. Um, the mission color is quite, uh, what's the word? Vibrant Onda and the POTUS pink and the cobalt violet. Much more subtle colors on. Thank you. Lovely effects. Michy. The cobalt violet has a really great makes a little grainy texture. Get all your colors ready and then we can start painting. First off you can draw out the image if you like. I always like to just to go in straight away. The paint here are mixing up the pink colors to the colors of petals I've got my imagery in front of me to carry on Looking at on I just go straight in on to a light wash if the pinks and try and get the shape of the blossoms, right? Yeah, I carry on building up the shapes of blossoms with paint on. I also like to blot out with a kitchen, kitchen, paper town and this will, uh when it when it is dried, you get I love the effect. Like where the petals fold, Davy, your have the light areas. So think about where the lights catching and where the petals are folded. Over. Keep looking at your reference picture. - I'm adding some green to the center of flowers and remember where the statements are, where we removed the mask. Your food is gonna be whites. He can build up the dark washes in between, carry on on, start adding to knowledge on medical details. Now mixing up her brown green color just to add in the branch blossom tree. Because if you look a blossoms, they usually come out before any of the foliage starts to fully come out so often, see the it stems with tree again. I like to blocked out with a paper towel where the light is catching the petals or even the bark. The stem that process Theo lovely, grainy texture that the cobalt violet and POTUS pink creates. It's just really Chrissy. Now I'm coming in with some dark pinks, and you can use the wash backs Azaz to your advantage. You can see where the like Kali flowering, as I like to call it, has occurred, and if you get around it with dark like create the folds of the petals, you can use this to your advantage on Is is the water color painting for you. Really, it's quite simple process. If you can control it well, it will come with practice. I'm just coming in with a really pale pink pence little pencil. Just enhance the veins of petals on and at a few nickel. Details carry on building up with details here, adding stems to butts. - No , I'm just building up some dark tones As the paint dries. You see where you need to come in with the doctor. Remember, with watercolor, always work from light to dark. I'm just standing in a darker pink water soluble pencil just to give the effect of that. The pollen is blown across the petals. I mean, here I'm using the dark pink water soluble pencil just dues off. Add in a few veins of the leaves, believes the petals. Okay, now we have to let her painting dry completely. And when it's completely dry, you can start to remove the masking. For that to make this fast, include one pen. I used a party rubber. I was a fine brush. I started Teoh in a statement sent with blossoms. They're really bright pain, orange and lovely colors going on there. So really take time to look at what you're doing and try and replicate what you see in the photo Carrie up on building up the centers of flowers here. I'm just finishing off. Add ings and darker shadows to the were on ships it blossom tree. Let's carry on until you're happy with what you have in front of you. 4. GOODBYE AND PROJECT: I thank you for taking the class a heck, you enjoyed it on your project. The best is to paint these paintings on. Don't get to pastry projects in the project gallery. So don't forget if any questions you asked me, Just ask away. I hate to help ease. Okay, Have fun. Bye.