Arleta Pech

Arleta Pech: Pure Color Glazing in Watercolor

Video Length: 1 Hour 15 Minutes

Can you smell the flowers?

Learn Arleta Pech's simple secrets for creating elegant, realistic watercolor florals.

This watercolor instruction video, Pure Color Glazing, will make you eager to try Arleta's pure color glazing methods on your own. You'll learn how to paint 'mud-free' and discover even new ways to apply these techniques.

Popular print artist and author Arleta Pech walks you through the process of creating a vibrant watercolor painting from start to finish. Topics include: tips on photographing your subject; ways to enlarge your sketch to fit your paper; techniques for creating rich backgrounds; color choices to help ensure mud-free paintings; and finally the process she calls 'pure color glazing' that helps maintain control to the very end. Watch step-by-step as Arleta creates a gorgeous painting, starting with pale initial glazes and working up to deep, brilliant hues, covering less and less area with each glaze. You will learn technique you can apply to any subject.


BONUS CLIP: Painting the Background
In this clip from her video workshop, Pure Color Glazing, Arleta Pech paints a variegated, spontaneous background for a watercolor floral. She works with three colors and multiple brushes as she creates a background that will harmonize with the flowers she paints later in her process. Arleta offers detailed explanations of her mixing, moisture control, and value change strategies.


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