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One Minute Watercolor Ep.03 – Mossy Falls

March 21, 2020

So – to be honest, this sketch is just a test of my shiny new setup for recording paintings. New overhead mount and wireless remote control for Laurel’s DSLR, new microphone for voice over, and coincidentally – Adobe has some new software called Premiere Rush – made for editing quick and easy jobs like this.

Remarkably, with that many new pieces of technology, I was still able to record, edit and publish this today! Frankly, I’m amazed :)

Here’s the painting :)

And a few closeups of areas I like!

Scraping with scissors.

Wet-into-damp. (Indigo + Olive Green into watery Indgio + Titanium White)

A little area with calligraphic brushwork from a splayed out old sable. Old sables never die! They just get better at painting foliage.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. Kathy Wesson permalink
    March 22, 2020 12:27 AM

    Thanks for posting this Marc.
    Great set up.
    Looking forward to seeing more💙

  2. March 22, 2020 3:21 AM

    Full of movement and atmosphere, it’s a great piece 😍

  3. Deanne Rader permalink
    March 22, 2020 3:29 AM

    Really like your style!

  4. March 22, 2020 6:40 AM

    Nice work!

  5. Carmela Sunnyvale permalink
    March 22, 2020 10:49 AM

    Marc, Thanks for a bit of ‘fresh air’. The mossy greens really set off the B/Gr water.

  6. Kirk permalink
    March 22, 2020 12:37 PM

    Liked the painting. I needed a dose of the outdoors.

  7. scottngov permalink
    March 22, 2020 12:51 PM

    Great tutorial Marc! Did you mist the paper water a sprayer before the first drops of color?

    • March 28, 2020 3:27 PM

      Not the spray mister, but you’re right the paper’s damp. What I done was a sketch of the major shapes in ‘invisible ink’ – water with the tiniest tiniest bit of white in it – probably dirty with some yellow from the looks of it.

  8. Emily Nguyen permalink
    April 21, 2020 8:26 PM

    I could get lost forever in all of the swirling shapes! What brand of quill brush was used for this piece?

    • April 21, 2020 8:32 PM

      Hey Emily – now – I usually recommend a sable brush – but this happens to have been a very affordable synthetic called Princeton Neptune. I bought these one time for an article on vegan painting. They’re actually quite nice, and you can get them much larger than a natural hair brush – even if they don’t last as long – just buy two :)

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