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Little French Tumble..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

Posted On: Jun 12, 2018   |   Posted By: Rae Andrews Gallery

Little French Tumble..Watercolor..Texas Artist..Rae Andrews

LITTLE FRENCH TUMBLE was one of the quick demos I did on my recent France trip and workshop.
The scene is inspired by the gorgeous area of Castelfranc, a small village not far from Le Vieux Couvent.
The demo was about moving water, which I did back in the studio after spying this scene on my walk... and I did another in watercolor of still water which will be posted later.
I wanted the students to just play with the concept of movement, and let the watercolor make the statement. It's not always necessary to copy a scene verbatim, I like to give my impression of the scene and work a lot from memory. This painting is completely done this way.. my personal 'mind video' of what I recalled.
The way I like to portray moving water is by leaving a lot of whites as the foam. It takes practice and sometimes I do mess it up, it happens. So , my advice, never get discouraged, just take it all in your artist's stride and paint another one.. I call it BRUSH MILEAGE.. Practice makes perfect. Okay?
This one is 7" x...

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