On Tuesday 3rd March Jacque McNeill, member of both Vis Art and Paint Pot, treated members of Paint Pot and friends to a demonstration in Watercolour. Her subject, one of her favourites, a beautiful young calf. Unusually, Jacque choose to add the sky as a background and gave us a masterclass in how to use the wet in wet technique to produce drama and authenticity.
She used the wet in wet technique in most of her work and allowed the paint to bleed and blend in a controlled way. Only when painting very dark shadows did she use the loaded wet brush on a dry surface.
Jacque advised es to paint the eyes first, then you have only to redraw the image if you get them wrong not scrap your whole painting.
View the photos below to get a flavour of Jacque’s excellent techniques