Painting Challenge: Quilts

During this time of year, I like to snuggle up with my favorite blanket.   So let’s paint quilts and blankets.

Painting challenge:  Quilts

Include the hashtag #quilts in your Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond Facebook group post.

Deadline January 26 , 11:59 pm ET    

Here are the details:

  • Paint a blanket or quilt
  • Entries must be posted in the Facebook group: Watercolor – Beginners and Beyond
  • Include topic hashtag in your Facebook post:  #quilts
  • You may enter as often as you want
  • Open to all countries
  • Winner is chosen randomly
  • Deadline January 26, 2023, 11:59 pm ET (New York time)
  • Winner announced January 28, 2023
  • Mediums accepted:  watercolor, watercolor pencils, gouache, water soluble graphite, water soluble inks, and mixed media as long as it includes watercolor
  • If you also post your painting on Instagram, tag @watercolorbeginnersandbeyond.   You could be randomly chosen for a QoR watercolor sample dot card.

Painting cloth can seem intimidating.  Here are some tips:

  1. Practice observation:  Take time to observe real-life fabric and study how it behaves under different lighting conditions.
  2. Study the shapes:  Break down the cloth into basic shapes.  Identify the different folds, creases, and patterns.
  3. Observe the values:  Pay attention to the light and shadow areas of the cloth.  Determine the range of values from light to dark.  Simplify these values to create a sense of depth and dimension.
  4. Use limited colors:  Instead of trying to replicate every color and pattern on the cloth, try using a limited color palette.  Focus on capturing the overall impression.
  5. Brushwork:  Experiment with different brushwork techniques to create texture.

What is the prize?   

  • This week’s challenge is sponsored by Kristy Rice.    She is one of the most joyful people I know.   If you haven’t watched any of her YouTube tutorials, I encourage you to put that high on your priority watch list!  She is simply joyful, and it comes through with her art. She is so encouraging:  Kristy Rice YouTube channel.
  • The prize for three random winners is a Collapsible Painter’s Pot
    • Two separate wells for painting water, one for clean water and one for rinsing
    • Compact and travel-friendly:  designed with small art studios and travel in mind, the pot collapses to a mere 1/2 inch flat
    • Stain-resistant and easy to clean: the pot is sealed for stain resistance, making cleanup a breeze
    • Gentle brush care: the pot’s walls are designed with ridges that aid in gently releasing paint from your delicate paintbrushes

Where else can you find Diann/Watercolor Beginners and Beyond on social media:

For a free 7-day trial on my Patreon:  Diann Zimmerman – Patreon.


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