Dunkaan (Wharf)
watercolor on paper
36 x 52 cm
©2016  Edbon Sevilleno

 

 

Scene Inspiration from Lito Brion Ballaran photos

STEP-BY-STEP

Edbon Sevilleno

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Reference photo from Lito Ballaran

 

Dunkaan pencil sketch.

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In my composition arrangement, there is a stopper, an eye path and echo waves.  Note that I deleted the tire which I felt is over powering the composition.  I replaced it instead with a bucket to justify the story of the scene.

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I start on the top left which is the reflection of the roof.  It is almost a silhouette. Leaving out the whites for the waves.

 

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Working on the left side, the darkest part of the water is achieved with a mixture of Payne's gray and phthalo blue.  Note that I leave out whites for the water lily.

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Bottom left of the painting are placed leave-outs for the water lilies on the foreground.

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Establish a gradient on the waters.

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A masking tape is a handy tool for preserving the parts you want protected.  Paint the foliage reflection in the water.

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Ad twigs with a rigger brush.

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Paint the dark reflection of the boat. Note that I do not use pure blacks. Instead I use Payne's gray mixed with ultramarine blue.

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Now adding in gradient the light blue reflection of the sky.

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Painting the cemented edge of the wharf with warm grays.

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Add depth and details to the reflection of the house on the water.

 

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Add the shadowed reflection of the upper boat.

 

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Paint the shadow cast by the bucket.

Splattered paint on the left area on purpose.

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Establish the wooden barge.

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Bamboo pole

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Do the texture on the wooden makeshift barge, the bamboo and the bark.

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Paint the bucket red.

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There might be some live tilapia swimming inside.

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Add details, depth and shadows to the waterlilies.

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Now to paint the inside of the top boat.

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Paint the hull of the upper boat.

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Working on the lower boat, paint with a gradient of phthalo blue.

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Continue with the inside of the boat.

 

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Step back from time to time and see the progress of the painting from a distance.

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Add impressions on the flooring of the boat.

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Add the slats for the seat.

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Let us paint the red part on the inside of the boat.

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Continue with the reds.

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Fill those reds.

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Now to add slippers beside the bucket to create a story.

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Seeing the slippers... viewers will tend to ask "Where is the fisherman?" This will give a twist or added interest to the story.

The End!

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Dunkaan (Wharf)
watercolor on paper
36 x 52 cm
© 2016 Edbon Sevilleno

 

Edbon Sevilleno is a regular contributor to the IWS Philippines Learning Forum.  His tutorials, uploaded in real time, are eagerly anticipated.  The above step-by-step was compiled and shared here with his permission.   Follow the master watercolor artist from Negros on facebook.  Meet the artist at our Learning Forum.

 

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