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Covid Virtual Sharing April 2021

Updated: Apr 25, 2021

Virtual Member SharingPainting Mist

Our challenge for the next two weeks is to create atmosphere and mood in our paintings in the form of mist, fog, haze, snowfall or even rain. Mist softens the landscape and creates a sense of mystery in a painting that can be very appealing to the viewer.

Here are some examples of misty paintings:


1) Use plenty of water to create soft edges

2) Use cool colours like blue-greys and green-greys in the misty area contrasted with warmer colours and harder edges in the foreground

Videos creating mist in watercolour

Sterling Edwards - How to Paint Fog in Watercolor

David R Smith - Master the Mist

Grant Fuller - Watercolor Trees in the Mist


There are different ways of achieving mist in acrylic paintings.

1) Paint wet in wet like watercolour paintings to create soft edges and shapes

2) Create a transparent misty layer by mixing small amounts of blue or grey and white with generous amount of one of the acrylic mediums and then applying this to over the top of a dried painting.

3) Scumble using an opaque or semi opaque colour (white) over a dry painting to create a hazy appearance.

Acrylic/Oil Videos

Greg Lowman - How to Paint a Forest in the Mist

Wilson Bickford - Misty Landscape Painting Techniques

For moreexamples Google misty paintings by Joseph Zbukvic, Alvaro Castagnet or David Bellamy.

Virtual Member SharingStill Life Why is it called Still Life?

“Inanimate objects such as fruit, flowers, food and everyday items are painted as the main focus of interest in ‘still lifes’. The term derives from the Dutch 'stilleven', which became current from about 1650 as a collective name for this type of subject matter.” Wikipedia

Our challenge for the next two weeks is to compose and paint a Still Life. To inspire you and to get you started here are two videos we think you will enjoy. The first one is by Brian Reverman and provides a wonderful historical perspective on Still Life. Still in the Game - the still life in art The second video, by Dena Tollefon, provides all you need to know about lighting, set-up and composing a Still Life; all at a relaxing pace. How to Light, Set Up, and Paint a Still Life You Will Love: Composing Still Life w/ Dena Tollefson Virtual Member Sharing… The Places we've been.... Here are some photos from Program Committee members of places they’ve been. Most of these photos are of locations around Winnipeg that we’ve visited on Plein Air Mondays. Our CHALLENGE this week is to do a painting or sketch using one of these photos OR use your own photo or plein air sketch of a place you’ve been.

Search YouTube for Watercolor Online with Michael Solovyev. Michael has been doing a series of paintings titled Travel By Art from photos sent to him. Here’s the link:

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