Magnolia Stellata

In this two part demonstration Julie will demonstrate how to approach this delicate white Magnolia Stellata, with its stunning star formation contrasting against a mass of tangled branches and buds.
Part 1
*You will learn how to paint a variegated background wash wet on wet
*Create the effect of silky textured buds
*Suggest the gnarled effect of the branches
Part 2
*How to paint white petals using shades of grey to softly suggest the subtle tones on a damp base
*The negative approach to painting the flower centre

You will need

French Ultramarine or Ultramarine blue
Phthalo blue or Winsor blue(Green shade)
Cadmium yellow pale or Cobalt yellow
Permanent rose
Burnt sienna

Jackman's Size 8 round Kolinsky sable
W&N Cotman series 111 size 10 synthetic round brush

Watercolour paper:
Finished painting size 27 x 20 cms
Bockingford 140lb NOT (a slight texture)
B pencil
Masking tape
Pebeo masking fluid plus old find brush or feather

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