Watercolor Demonstration #5: July 3, 2011

There is a classic vista of the view from Santa Barbara toward Carpinteria. It is a view from Upper Parma Park.

This is an imagination painting on which I demonstrated the under painting washes of Ultramarine Blue from the top, gradating down and Alizarine Crimson wash gradating from the bottom up.  I saved the white of the moon and the lights in the distance representing Carpinteria.

The demo was for, believe it or not, my oil painting class.
The lesson was to teach the principles about glazing. In this case two colors combined on a white surface to create violet hues.

Working with transparent oils one can do the same or similar things with the same or similar results.

Moonrise from Parma Park
10x7 Watercolor June 2011
Collection of the Artist