Moody Boats Tutorial in Winsor and Newton colours.
You will need: Paintbrushes, round size 7-9, a flat wide brush, white gesso for watercolour if required. A knife.
Colours include; indigo, Cobalt Turquoise light, Cadmium red, Quinacridone gold.
Pen and ink. I used an ink called Lie de The by J Herbin, which splits to yellow. A spray diffuser.
I use a very fine spray which hairdressers use.
First stretch your paper- I use Arches Not in a fairly light quality.
1. Draw the boats carefully in 4b pencil.
- Wash in the background using a creamy mix of Cobalt Turquoise light and white gouache. Dry it off.
Add details in your brighter colours and make a wash of Quinacridone gold and any blue for the dirty inner paintwork of the boats. Ensure that you keep within the drawn lines. Dry.
- Develop the painting and dry between all coats of paint. Respray when you add detail and pen and ink. DRY!
- Spray and paint in Indigo reflections. Let it run by tipping the board, Remove excess with a rag once it hits the brown tape.
- The painting is thoroughly dried. Then redamped with spray. A layer of white gesso is added to the bottom left and bottom right. It is feathered out with a flat soft brush. Dry the painting again.
- More pen and ink is added. Finally the painting is dried and then scratched with a blade to produce the mooring ropes.