Finish Your Spring Free Watercolor Lesson

Let’s finish our Spring painting before Summer is upon us. Study the painting below. If you squint at it how many values do you see? Does it look flat, dull or lackluster? We my friend are in the “yick” stage with this painting. Yick is a technical term for when you look at your painting and say “yick!” 



To get out of the yick stage you need to add more values ( usually but not always you need to add your darkest dark values.) 

For brightness and pizazz I added some flowers to the olive plants ( don’t tell mother nature). I used that same pink flower color for the basket handles as well but toned the color down a bit so it receded into the background. 

Try this at home and send me your results! Happy Springtime Holidays!