This one is a gift!
Why bottles and glass?
Painting green bottles is a lot of fun. You get to do the whole range from bright highlights through lime green, and deep green, thick dark glassy areas. The bonus is that you get the skills for sketching bottles of wine thrown in – once you know how to capture green glassiness you can do any.
The label is fun to do and the letter stamps are even more fun: can you get your hands on letter stamps in time for class? They’re so easy to get these days, even if they are often not of the highest quality!
The glass of Irish coffee is quite simple, and we will do it relatively quickly. The key here is to respect white areas and build up the darks.
Doing the patrons of the pub (Neachtain’s in Galway) in the background is fun but won’t fit into the 90 minutes, but you can always add them later if you want.
- Watercolour – all the greens, yellow, Payne’s grey, burnt umber, Naples yellow
- Fude 55-degree pen
- Brown De Atramentis Document Ink
- Watercolour paper
- Rosemary & Co. R13 brush
- Gold gel pen
- Letter stamps
- Platinum Carbon pen
Of course, you must bring whatever you have! There are always alternatives and I see beautiful work in all kinds of materials.