In figure drawing class on Friday Robert Liberace demonstrated his watercolor technique. Starting with a quick graphite sketch he switched to burnt sienna watercolor and laid down fluid rapid brush strokes. He established the form and used ultramarine blue washes to darken the shadows and add accents.
Studies using watercolor washes by Robert Liberace.
Detail of watercolor study by Robert Liberace.
Watercolor demo by Robert Liberace showing technique on paper prepared with layer of Chinese white. This stabilizes the color and leads to less bleeding.
All photos by Karen Coughlan. Thanks Karen!