Sunday, July 9, 2017

the wonder of wonder bread

Here's a great tutorial for watercolor- painting a complex folded shape. 

But before we get there, take a look at the awesome workshops I have coming up at ART Unraveled! Its not too late to sign up for these great workshops in Phoenix, Arizona. Transparent color pencil stitch book   Pattern Block Prints  and Watercolor Pencil Journaling

After drawing all of the details out with pencil I started with a grey underpainting using ultramarine blue and orange. This gives a full value scale and maps out the highlights. Sometimes it helps to see the folds like hills and valleys.....There was a lot of white of the paper to save! I painted the bread shapes next, carefully saving the plastic highlights. 

Further development on the darks was in order...and the fun began when I painted the dots! Do you see the sliding dots? 

Painted more dots and started painting the letters, each one glazed over the underpainting. I also dropped in color below the bread, anchoring the bread to the surface, creating darker values and color reflections. 

and "ta da" ....a wondrous wonder bread painting! 


Linnea Dayton said...


KristyB said...

So many good things about this -- good painting and good childhood associations! Thanks for breaking down your process.