Orange Agave plant in Watercolour

This is a two part video demonstration.
In Part 1 Julie will demonstrate how to approach the Orange Agave Plant in watercolour, followed by Part 2 illustrating the background of the Bahir Palace courtyard garden,Marrakech.

You will learn how to:-
* Paint a vibrant flower by overlaying pure colours one over the other to retain brilliance of colour
* How to paint each individual bud using the wet on dry and diffusing technique, to create the whole flower head
* Create variegated washes of colour, wet on wet
* How to simplify a garden scene, commencing with the foliage
* Simplify architectural detail
* Mix colours using a limited palette to unify the whole painting

You will need

Watercolours:
Cadmium yellow pale
Cadmium orange
Permanent rose
Burnt sienna
Winsor blue (green shade)
Ultramarine blue

Brushes:
Size 4,6 8 round
Da Vinci Maestro Kolinsky sable series 35

Watercolour paper:
Approx 140lb NOT (cold pressed)
Fabriano Artistico
Painting size approx 22cms x 29cms

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