Elena Bazanova will share some secrets on how harmony was achieved in the famous “Chinese motif. The color of nephrite and pomegranate” painting made in 2020.
The composition includes same drapes, while pomegranates are used as models. We will repeat delicate beautiful colors of the "Chinese motif" and the silk texture.
You will learn various aspects of mixing transparent and opaque colors and get inspired to find new solutions for your painting
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- Theory (explanation of skills necessary for painting pomegranates and drapes)
- Reference demonstration
- Explanation of composition
- Toned and colored sketches
- Color selection
- Drawing for painting
- “The color of nephrite and pomegranate”: painting
- “The color of nephrite and pomegranate”: finishing
- For the painting: watercolor paper, medium formation (Cold pressed, CP/NOT Suerfase / Grain Fin); 300 g/m2 density, 100% cotton.
Author's recommendation: Saunders Waterford (manufactured by St. Cuthberts Mill, UK); Arches (France); Cezanne (Hahnemuele, Germany).
Size: 37 × 56 cm (half of standard 56 × 76 cm watercolor sheet) — 1 sheet.
- For tonal sketches: any quality for drawing and painting. Landscape format (A4 or A3) — 2 or 3 sheets.
- For watercolor sketches and exercises: quality suitable for watercolor painting (main work). 50% cotton paper can be used. Landscape format (A4 or A3) — 2 or 3 sheets.
Professional colors in cuvettes and tubes. Author's recommendation on mixing colors from the
“White Nights” palette by Nevskaya Palitra Artistic Paints Plant, 28 colors or White Nights watercolor set, 21 color in metal pencil case, Elena Bazanova palette
- / 214. Lemon (1)
- / 203. Cadmium Lemon
- / 201. Cadmium Yellow Medium (2)
- / 253. Aureolin
- / 219. Naples Yellow Light (3)
- / 254. Naples Orange (4)
- / 206. Ochre Light (5)
- / 217. Golden Deep (6)
- / 304. Cadmium Orange (7)
- / 315. Orange
- / 364. Geranium Red (8)
- / 323. Ruby (9)
- / 313. Madder Lake Red Light (10)
- / 324. Quinacridone Rose (11)
- / 609. Quinacridone Lilac
- / 621. Quinacridone Violet (12)
- / 511. Ultramarine Violet (13)
- / 515. Blue
- / 511. Ultramarine
- / 508. Cobalt Blue
- / 532. Cobalt Azure Blue (14)
- / 533. Cobalt Chrome Turquoise (15)
- / 531. Cobalt Turquoise (16)|
- / 509. Bright Blue (17)
- / 713. Emerald Green (18)
- 745. May Green (19)
- / 365. Venice Purple (20)
- / 321. English Red (21)
* Colors not included in the minimum set of 21 colors are not necessary. They may be used during the practise for testing and finding new color mixtures. The sketch can be painted without these colors.
List number / Manufacturer code / Name of paint (Set of 21 colors)
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