Watercolour: Sunrise 水彩画：日出
If there is one subject that water colours shine it is skys and to prove my point I have painted this sunrise which I hope you enjoy.
Remember... You can already paint!
Sheet 14X10 300g watercolour paper
Paint –cobalt blue, raw sienna, burnt umber, light red, lemon yellow, white gouache
Brushes 1.5 inch simply painting goat hair, 3/4inch goat hair simply painting , no.3 nylon simply painting brush
Ruler, pencil, cloths, water container hard board to fix paper, tape, palate or large white plate
"You can use any materials but I would recommend using the Simply Painting materials."
Finished Image preview
So lets have some more fun!
Tip for beginners Use 7X10 paper and ¾ inch simply painting goat hair brush Instead of 1 1/2 INCH
As we are painting in landscape
Take your sheet of paper and fix it at all four corners with your tape
Using your ruler draw the horizon line about 1/3 up from the bottom of the paper
Now take the lemon yellow and put it out on your palate, then using the large 1.5 inch goat hair brush paint two stripes of yellow across the middle of the sky leaving a gap in the middle.
Then fill in the left side leaving the gap on the right side.
Clean your brush, now take some cobalt blue put it on your palate and paint it across the top of the paper while the paper is still wet.
Clean your brush again, using brunt umber start from the top paint in some dark clouds.
Add some cobalt blue about 50% cobalt 50% umber and starting from the right top again paint in some darker clouds. (look at the finished painting)
That completes your sky so let it dry.
When the painting is dry using the same mix start to paint in the mountains.
Go right across the paper
Paint in the rest of the mountains but leave a gap between the bottom of the mountains and the horizon line. Then let the mountains dry.
Now using burnt umber only paint in the middle ground
Go right down to the horizon line BUT NOT BELOW IT!
Let the painting dry then go over the mountains on the right use burnt umber this give the impression that the mountains are nearer to you.
Then on the left side
Next add a little extra brunt umber to the top of the mountain on the right to reflect the dark sky above it.
Do the same on the horizon line
Using a mix of lemon yellow and burnt umber start to paint the reeds on the right side, using downwards strokes with the brush.
Next make a second line of reeds making sure they are parallel to the horizon line. (see finished painting)
Now start painting the reeds on the left using raw sienna.
Next add a little burnt umber to your brush no need to clean the brush it will mix with the raw sienna to make it darker
Clean your brush and make up a mix of 90% lemon yellow and 10% cobalt blue and now with the brush almost dry pain the reeds with a light green colour right across the bottom.
Pic No 9687
Without cleaning your brush add a little raw sienna and paint in the reeds under the light green ones.
Keep going across
Right down to the bottom of the foreground
Now add some burnt umber to your brush no need to clean it, then paint in some darker reeds at the bottom of the foreground (see finished painting)
Let your painting dry or use a hair dryer if you have one.
Change to your No. 3 rigor brush and using brunt umber paint in the rock on the left hand side.
Now another smaller rock
And now dry your picture once more
Clean your large goat hair brush and using lemon yellow paint in a strip of yellow across the bottom of the lake.
Now change to your No.3 rigor and using white gouache start to paint in some white flowers in the foreground. (they are called bog cotton)
It time for Joe the bird and lets give him a pal.
now sign your painting