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In the design of this painting we remember to put the horizon line of the table on the first lower third of the painting. We also preplan the one third of a contrasting colour to the other two appears and to the background. We use overlapping and interlocking shapes. I have chosen a background which includes blues. Blues recede due to their cool temperature. .
Barbara shows you how to paint the lacy table cloth, with pleats and folds in the cloth, and how to differentiate between the two.
Making a good drawing in this exercise, is important.
We prepare our colours before starting the painting. We then prewet each pear and paint them one at a time. We concentrate on keeping an area of light, it’s important in watercolour to have some areas very light transparent paint, or white, as it’s the white of the paper, not tube white.
We learn about reflecting colours, where the colour of one object, reflects onto the adjacent object
colours to cool colours.