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The Watercolor Experience with Peter Ulrich

Detail from Peter Ulrich's finished demo.
Detail from Peter Ulrich’s finished demo.

Our latest trip to The Art League School took us to Peter Ulrich‘s classroom in the new Madison Annex, where he showed his class “The Watercolor Experience” how to paint a rainy-day scene with a limited palette.

Peter used only Daniel Smith Indanthrone Blue, Da Vinci Cadmium Red Light, and Winsor & Newton Raw Sienna, covering the rest of his palette up with paper. Working from several photos he took in Paris, he demonstrated painting treetops, painting figures as gestures, recreating reflections on wet pavement, and playing cool against warm to create interest with a limited palette.

Here’s part 1 of the video:

Continue reading for part 2:

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