PAPER+WATER+PIGMENT
The Autumn leaves - H2O1118
Milan, 10-11 November, 2018
Silvia Molinari

Before attempting to paint any green landscape, flower or little animal I made watercolours with leaves.

My very first one, I remember, was a gigantic amaranth leaf, half eaten by insects, with colour shades going from moss green to ochre, dark bluish green, alizarin red, burnt sienna... I kept that leaf for weeks on end on my desk and copied it in all its shade transformations and form decay: crumpled and looking like leather both in colour and texture.

In this workshop you will be guided to the disclosure of leaves poetics through watercolour technique, that reflects their inner nature.

Autumn leaves fresh or crumpled, you will learn to draw and paint them from still life, to enhance their veins, their imperfections, to prepare the right colours and to create relief through shades and transparencies.

As always you will use pure cotton paper and will learn to choose the brushes and to measure and calibrate colour and water. That is to say, you will learn to use watercolour.


PAPER+WATER+PIGMENT
The Autumn leaves - H2O1118
Milan, 10-11 November, 2018
Silvia Molinari

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