The color of nephrite and pomegranate

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Recorded live practice with Elena Bazanova. Getting inspired by Chinese motifs and vibrant combination of colors. (with English subtitles)

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The color of nephrite and pomegranate

About

Elena Bazanova will share some secrets on how harmony was achieved in the famous “Chinese motif. The color of nephrite and pomegranate” painting made in 2020.

The composition includes same drapes, while pomegranates are used as models. We will repeat delicate beautiful colors of the "Chinese motif" and the silk texture.

You will learn various aspects of mixing transparent and opaque colors and get inspired to find new solutions for your painting

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Questions and answers:learning process 

Program

3 lectures

2h

  • Theory (explanation of skills necessary for painting pomegranates and drapes)
  • Reference demonstration
  • Explanation of composition
  • Toned and colored sketches
  • Exercises
  • Color selection
  • Drawing for painting

1h 40min

  • “The color of nephrite and pomegranate”: painting

1h 6min

  • “The color of nephrite and pomegranate”: finishing

Necessary materials

  1. For the painting: watercolor paper, medium formation (Cold pressed, CP/NOT Suerfase / Grain Fin); 300 g/m2 density, 100% cotton.

Author's recommendation: Saunders Waterford (manufactured by St. Cuthberts Mill, UK); Arches (France); Cezanne (Hahnemuele, Germany).

Size: 37 × 56 cm (half of standard 56 × 76 cm watercolor sheet) — 1 sheet.

  1. For tonal sketches: any quality for drawing and painting. Landscape format (A4 or A3) — 2 or 3 sheets.
  2. For watercolor sketches and exercises: quality suitable for watercolor painting (main work). 50% cotton paper can be used. Landscape format (A4 or A3) — 2 or 3 sheets.

Professional colors in cuvettes and tubes. Author's recommendation on mixing colors from the

“White Nights” palette by Nevskaya Palitra Artistic Paints Plant, 28 colors or White Nights watercolor set, 21 color in metal pencil case, Elena Bazanova palette

  1. / 214. Lemon (1)
  2. / 203. Cadmium Lemon
  3. / 201. Cadmium Yellow Medium (2)
  4. / 253. Aureolin
  5. / 219. Naples Yellow Light (3)
  6. / 254. Naples Orange (4)
  7. / 206. Ochre Light (5)
  8. / 217. Golden Deep (6)
  9. / 304. Cadmium Orange (7)
  10. / 315. Orange
  11. / 364. Geranium Red (8)
  12. / 323. Ruby (9)
  13. / 313. Madder Lake Red Light (10)
  14. / 324. Quinacridone Rose (11)
  15. / 609. Quinacridone Lilac
  16. / 621. Quinacridone Violet (12)
  17. / 511. Ultramarine Violet (13)
  18. / 515. Blue
  19. / 511. Ultramarine
  20. / 508. Cobalt Blue
  21. / 532. Cobalt Azure Blue (14)
  22. / 533. Cobalt Chrome Turquoise (15)
  23. / 531. Cobalt Turquoise (16)|
  24. / 509. Bright Blue (17)
  25. / 713. Emerald Green (18)
  26. 745. May Green (19)
  27. / 365. Venice Purple (20)
  28. / 321. English Red (21)

* Colors not included in the minimum set of 21 colors are not necessary. They may be used during the practise for testing and finding new color mixtures. The sketch can be painted without these colors.

List number / Manufacturer code / Name of paint (Set of 21 colors)

Author

Elena Bazanova

Elena Bazanova

«It seems to me that creativity is a state of mind, a person's ability to see beauty and create. The manifestations of creativity are very multifaceted. This is a fairly broad topic of conversation. Love encourages creativity, love in the most different wide senses”. Elena Bazanova, October 2020 Elena Bazanova has been working in one of the most difficult techniques - watercolours for over 20 years. She gives master classes, writes the most interesting extensive articles, but most importantly, she is fluent in the exquisite technique of watercolour. Her works are in galleries and private collections in Russia, Germany, USA, France, England, Sweden, Iceland, Finland, the Netherlands, Kazakhstan, China. English link

“Watercolour paintings basics” download

For Russian docs links down below

Методичка «Основы акварельной живописи» от Елены Базановой

Статья «Cтихия воды и краски»

Прямой эфир «Творческая встреча на выставке с Еленой Базановой»

Прямой эфир «Экскурсия по выставке Елены Базановой»

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