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Sunglint Tutorial

SUNGLINT WATERCOLOUR TUTORIAL

How do you make sunlight look bright?

  This is a step by step photographic coverage of a painting based on a project in “The Landscape Painters Essential Handbook” published by North Light/USA, David and Charles UK .

“Sun Glinting on a Farm Gate”
Based on page 56 - 57, "The Landscape Painters Essential Handbook" by Joe Francis Dowden. Published by David and        Charles/UK, North Light/USA.

This web page is designed to complement the book by showing detailed step coverage of a similar painting to that shown on Page 57, so if you have the book, now you can see exactly how this project was covered. The information for this project is in the book.       

The Landscape Painters Essential Handbook covers a very wide range of material. There are over a dozen step by step projects, photographed as they were painted. However, not all of the 50 projects are covered by step photography. Some chapters deal with certain facets of the featured project and refer the reader to other projects for methods of painting other features of the painting being viewed. Other projects are designed to highlight a variety of methods for painting similar things to those featured. Some projects have simplified step by step sketches of the central features of the main painting.  

The photographs below are not of a high standard. However, they cover every stage and show visually, without text every stage of the painting. 

Materials Used

Paper:

Arches 140lb rough – stretched.

Colours:

Cadmium lemon
Burnt sienna
Paynes grey
French ultramarine
Quinacridone magenta
Cobalt blue
Gouache designers white

 

Brushes:

Sable round brush size 8
Large well pointing sable – SAA number 14.
“Sworder” or “dagger” – small to medium size.
Colour shaper
Indian ink pen

Masking fluid

Other things:

Any old paper for stencils
Kitchen towel
Masking tape for taping the edges of the painting.

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Fig 23. Finished Image
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“Sun Glinting on a Farm Gate”
Based on page 56 - 57, "The Landscape Painters Essential Handbook" by Joe Francis Dowden. Published by David and    Charles/UK, North Light/USA.

 

 

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