Watercolor Demo

Through an outing sponsored by NOVAL, I was able to see a demo by watercolorist Bruce Handford at Belle Haven Marina on the Potomac in Alexandria this morning. Although I no longer work in watercolors, I find viewing any demo beneficial. I especially appreciate Bruce's loose style and ability to both edit out and add in.

This is approximately his first scene.

He painted the sailboats and made the morning, busy with sailing students and kayakers, look peaceful.

He included the dutiful marina dog, Hunter, for a lively composition.

This is a broader view of his second scene. Again, this is a cluttered place that he edits with ease.

Here's the basis for his second painting, sailboats in the distance.

The last two photographs are courtesy of William Kay.

Please feel free to join NOVAL for third Saturday Paint Outs, demos, and outings.


ariel freeman said...

What a treat to get to watch. Looks like a beautiful day.

Anonymous said...

great site! Your art is Beautiful and i can see the hard work and dedication you have put into your work. You are a true inspiration.
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