"Spring Cottage" in Watercolor E-Packet

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"Spring Cottage" in Watercolor E-Packet
  • Spring Cottage Watercolor Painting E-packet tutorial by Laure Paillex
  • Spring Cottage Watercolor Painting E-packet tutorial by Laure Paillex
  • Spring Cottage Watercolor Painting E-packet tutorial by Laure Paillex
  • Spring Cottage Watercolor Painting E-packet tutorial by Laure Paillex
  • Spring Cottage Watercolor Painting E-packet tutorial by Laure Paillex
  • Spring Cottage Watercolor Painting E-packet tutorial by Laure Paillex
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$8.00

An Irish Spring conjures up visions of patch-worked fields of green dotted with white wooly sheep, straw-colored thatch-roofed cottages, ancient stone walls, and distant hills rising up from the mist. On my first trip to Ireland (some years ago), I was amazed by the colors - first from above as our descending airplane broke through the clouds to reveal the emerald landscape below, and then by the tropical turquoise-blue of the west coast and Galway Bay.  Not even the "mornin' mist" (what we New Englanders call "fog") could completely subdue the rugged beauty of the Cliffs.  I do long to visit there again one day.  For now, I'll take a "virtual" trip by way of paper and paintbrush.  Wouldn't you love to come along?

"A Spring Cottage" is painted in watercolor on 140 lb. Cold Press paper (sized 9 in. x 12 in.).  You may re-size the pattern to fit within the mat size you might wish to use. It calls for a basic color palette using a warm and a cool version of the primary hues (Yellow Ochre and Yellow Medium, Permanent Rose and Permanent Red, Cerulean Blue and Ultramarine Blue) plus Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna for toning. This generous 15-page lesson contains a complete supplies list, step-by-step instructions and photos, as well as lots of painting tips to help you improve your watercolor painting skills.