In David Rankin's Watercolor Workshops you will learn how to create many of Transparent Watercolor's very coolest visual effects.
This small 12" x 16" watercolor was created by using 6-7 distinct watercolor skills. Each skill has a precise procedure. Each skill creates distinctive visual effects. If you know how to create a specific visual effect... and then add another... and another... you can create dramatic images like this.
Here are the major skills I used to create this painting of the Suguaro Desert. Learning how to create each visual effect by executing the brushwork correctly builds greatly enhanced self confidence in your artistic abilities to control Transparent Watercolor.
Every aspect of Watercolor is effected by Gravity.
Therefore as Watercolor Painters... we simply must try to understand the gravitational forces that effect our brushwork, and learn how to make Gravity work for us rather than against our efforts.
In Transparent Watercolor... Gravity effects every brushstroke... every wash... every visual feature.
David has simplified this whole subject of Gravity for Watercolor Painters - Learning how to control the effects of Gravity on our brushwork requires correct procedures and careful experimentation. David will train you in precisely how to make use of gravity's powerful effects.
An artful use of Gravity was used in each of these watercolors.