Line and wash, or pen and wash if you prefer, is an expressive and versatile way of working.
In essence, ink lines are used together with washes of colour, either transparent watercolour or ink washes. This mixing of media allows the artist to take advantage of the strengths of both. The lines are used to define edges and details, while the washes develop colour and emotion. Tone and form may be developed with the linework or added using the watercolour depending on the artist’s preference.
This element of choice is a recurring theme we will explore throughout this course. We will look at the different pens, inks and watercolours available and then how to combine them to best effect.
The course uses buildings, people, flowers, animals and objects as our subject matter. The lessons we learn with each are transferable to whatever you wish to paint.
You have lifetime access to the course and can study when and where you choose. I hope you really enjoy it!
Line and Wash Painting will be published in Jan 2022 by The Crowood Press. It will be my third book.
Ten different video lessons take you through:
Which comes first, line or colour?
Dip pen and ink
All reference materials are included.
This course is taught online
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