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Pastel Art of James Southworth


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Pastels Watercolor for kids Composition The Library Tip 1


Sand Dollar Leaf Watermellon Iris Flower Materials



Simple outline with masking over a few seeds

Quin Red + Salt, dry

Alizarin Red to right side, dry

feather at bottom with water

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Sap Green at bottom 

feathered into red with water, dry

Add Sap Green + Azilarin to paint rind

then light cast shadow at right

Remove mask, paint seeds purple

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Goals: To lean simple  glazing techniques


Skills learned:

Mixing paint

Applying watercolor washes

Complimentary colors

Saving whites with masking fluid

Art principles learned:

Design principles



Masking fluid


Alizarin Crimson

Quin. Rose

Sap green

Purple Lake