Veil Painting - Course Description

Friday, October 24, 2014

Veil Painting is a watercolor technique in which pigments are thinned and glazed over one another on white paper to achieve subtle color washes, or 'veils.' The colors are mixed only on the paper, and only one at a time in a wash over dry colors. Students create three paintings with warm and cool luster colors (red, yellow, and blue) and image colors (white, black, green, and peach). The first painting divides the canvas into six panels and students paint pairs of colors in each panel. In a second painting, students transpose a black and white engraving into color masses, using the full palette. A third painting incorporates the Goethean color wheel.