Deb Watson
Project

Leaping Kitten With Backlighting Finishe

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I started this kitten in the video for an example of masking fur edges for backlighting. I finished it in my studio, by adding more paint (same colors as the first wash), for darker value that gives the realism.

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Deb Watson made Leaping Kitten With Backlighting Finishe with:

Pet Portraits in Watercolor

Online Class

Pet Portraits in Watercolor

with Deb Watson

  • Watercolor

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I started this kitten in the video for an example of masking fur edges for backlighting. I finished it in my studio, by adding more paint (same colors as the first wash), for darker value that gives the realism.

Q&A with Deb Watson

Donna M Ryan asked:
I'm not enrolled in this class, but goodness, it's a lovely piece considering how tricky the medium can be. Especially love the light you captured along kitty's back and hind legs. Well done.
Deb Watson answered:
Thanks! Back lighting is my favorite because you get so much drama for so little effort.
Bonnie31 asked:
Oh my word....this looks like a photograph! I never knew you could get water colors to work like this.... you've jump started my motivation!!
Deb Watson answered:
Many watercolor painters use watercolors more like acrylic or oil techniques - with more paint for saturated colors. It's such a versatile medium - you can do absolutely anything with watercolors.
April7 asked:
Absolutely wonderful! The light is so amazing.
Deb Watson answered:
You should try a painting with back lighting - it's usually the easiest type to paint and always turns out well
SewLucinda asked:
This is so adorable and was a blast to watch you paint this little cutie.
Deb Watson answered:
Thanks! I've been trying to teach using a light triad to paint neutral colors (different gray tints) and I think seeing it works best for learning.