Come on, admit it! You have that one shirt that you just love wearing. The moment it goes back from the laundry to your closet, you forthwith slip it on. And yes my friends, this is mine. This nautical striped shirt is my most cherished piece in my wardrobe. Why? The light material is perfect for Cebu’s tropical weather and a great undershirt for layering and styling. And, it makes me look so damn foine! haha. I kid! 😛
With yesterday’s jam-packed schedule and barely had time to prepare, that favorite shirt was the piece I relied on to make me look good, and super at the same time. And that tested well, because I confidently performed on Dra. Nanette’s Art meets Tea Watercolor Class. 😛
Do you have a shirt or a thing that makes you feel so self-assured and positive when you are wearing it? I know you have one as well. 🙂
And yes, as promised, sharing two of the basic techniques I learned from yesterday’s workshop. Scroll down to read more about it. 😉
OOTD: Nautical Striped Shirt from Regatta, Denim jacket from Levis, Khaki Slim Pants from Memo, White Canvass shoes from Penshoppe
Mentors Dra. Nanette, with Weebong, accorded some tips and tricks in watercolor art and sharing two (2) of the basic techniques I have learned from yesterday’s art coaches.
Basic Techniques in Watercolor:
- Wet on Wet – Load your brush with water and paint and apply on wet paper. This causes the color to flow which allows a smooth wash. Two or three colors may be used for a beautiful blend. Four or more can give a muddy outcome. Rule: The pigment flows on water. If paper is dry, pigment doesn’t flow.
- Wet on Dry – Load your brush with paper and paint, then apply on dry paper. The result creates a hard edge. To soften this, you can moist your brush with water and paint over it. Once it is dry, you may then, add details.
- Dry on Dry – Load your brush with a little bit of water and more of the paint, then apply on dry paper. This technique may be used to paint on details.
Light and Shadows
Core Shadow – the darkest dark of any object is where the shadow reflects back onto the object and helps reveal its 3D shape
Cast Shadow – the shadow that is reflected onto the surface. The object blocks the light, which creates a shadow.
Reflected light – occurs on the outside edge of the core shadow. It is caused by light reflected from the ground or surrounding objects.
I believe I did well on my first try! haha (Love your own work!) Thanks to yesterday’s art mentors, Dra. Nanette and Weebong for the tips. Come try the techniques yourself- and if you have time, email me your watercolor artworks, would love to see ’em. ^_^
Read more about Radisson Blu’s Signature High Tea and upcoming watercolor workshops on Cebu’s Lifestyle Blog, iLuvCebu.com.