Sunday, January 9, 2022

Negative Space Mushrooms and Ferns Watercolor

 This tutorial by Paul Clark did not begin with a drawn outline and there were two lessons. I drew the three mushrooms on the side of a hill in pencil on Canson 140 lb. cold press paper. I followed Paul Clark's instruction using Winsor Newton Cotman watercolor tubes. First I painted the hill and then the background around the mushrooms. The mushrooms were the negative space, which I painted last. The painting was enhanced with General's Pastel Chalk Pencils.

 The second lesson was to use liquid masking fluid to leave the ferns unpainted while working around the ferns. Liquid soap was added to the rinse water as you used the masking fluid to paint the ferns, with an old brush. I used Grumbacher's Miskit for the masking fluid.



Cheryl W said...

You did an awesome job painting your mushrooms! I think this is definitely frameable. Thanks so much for taking part in our latest challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Cheryl W, DT

Chana Malkah said...

Your mushrooms and your ferns are beautiful! Love them both!

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Janis Lewis said...

Sweet! Thank you so much sharing at Crafting Happiness Challenges.
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Judy McKay said...

Stunning work. Those mushrooms look so real.
Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT