Vintage Bike

by Winsor & Newton |

Item # 262225213P60
Vintage Bike is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
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Beginner 1-2 Hours

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolors Sketchers' Pocket Box
  • Using the following colors in the set:
    • Cadmium Red Pale Hue
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Intense Blue
    • Viridian Hue
    • Sap Green
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Burnt Umber
    • Chinese White
  • Winsor & Newton Cotman #6 Round Brush
  • 9"x 12" Cold Press Watercolor Paper (trim sheet to have one 8x 10 piece)
  • Ceramic or Plastic Watercolor Palette Well (10 wells needed)
  • Glass of Water

DIRECTIONS:

To find the downloadable patterns click on the "GET PATTERNS" tab above.
  1. Prepare Work Surface. Cover your work surface with a disposable covering and fill a glass or cup with water.
  2. Cut Watercolour Paper. Cut one sheet of 9"x 12" watercolor paper to create one 8x10 sheet of paper.
  3. Transfer or Freehand Draw Outline. Use a Lightbox or well lit window and a graphite pencil to transfer the provided outline, or free-hand draw the outline by using the provided outline as a guide.
  4. All the colors used in this project can be mixed at the beginning or as you complete each step and need each color. To mix the 11 colors, use a #4 brush as if it were a spoon. Place 3 scoops of water into the 10 different wells on the artist palette as well as to the center well on the palette. Mix the following eleven colors into those wells until you have an equal paint to water ratio for each color:
  5. Yellow Ochre: Yellow Ochre Only.
  6. Black: Two parts Cadmium Red Pale Hue and two parts Intense Blue.
  7. Light Grey: One scoop of Black paint and 3 parts Chinese White.
  8. Dark Turquoise: Two parts Ultramarine Blue and two parts Viridian Hue.
  9. Light Turquoise: One scoop of Dark Turquoise paint and 3 parts Chinese White.
  10. Sap Green: Sap Green Only.
  11. Dark Green: Two parts Viridian Hue, one part Intense Blue, and one part Burnt Umber.
  12. Mulberry: Three parts Alizarin Crimson and one part Intense Blue.
  13. Violet: Two parts Alizarin Crimson and two parts Intense Blue.
  14. Blue: Intense Blue only.
  15. Burnt Sienna: Burnt Sienna only.
  16. Apply Yellow Ochre to Basket and Bicycle Seat. With #4 round brush, apply Yellow Ochre paint to both the basket and the bicycle seat.
  17. Apply Light Grey to Spokes and Pedal and Black to the Handle. Use the #2 round brush in this step. With only the tip of the brush, apply Light Grey to the bicy-cle spokes on both wheels, trying to paint on each spoke in one single, thin stroke.
  18. Apply Light Grey to the pedal.
  19. Next, apply Black to the bicycle handle.
  20. Apply Dark Turquoise and Light Turquoise to Bicycle Frame. Use the #4 round brush in this step. In this step, you will apply paint to the bicycle frame. Use a hatching stroke, versus one continuous stroke, when applying paint to the frame to help the edg-es look a little jagged, uneven, and to give this piece a loose look.
  21. Apply Dark Turquoise wherever a bar or section connects or touches another part of the frame or bike. Apply Light Turquoise everywhere else. As an example, the portion of the frame that connects to both the seat and the chain guard will have Dark Turquoise applied just beneath the seat and just above the chain bar and then Light Turquoise will be applied to the remaining por-tion that sits in-between where Dark Turquoise was applied.
  22. Repeat this process for every part of the bicycle frame, and allow the Dark Turquoise and Light Turquoise to merge into each other organically wherever they meet or touch.
  23. Apply Black to Bicycle's Pedal, Hubs, and Wheels. Using the #2 round brush, apply Black to the hubs, which are the dots that are on the center of both wheels. Using the same brush, now apply Black to the entire pedal. Start by applying a few horizontal lines to the pedal itself, going over but not completely covering the Light Grey that was previously applied, and then paint on the line that represents the crank chain and the dot above the line that represents the crank set.
  24. Finally, with the #4 round brush and Black, paint on the tires on the bicycle. Use the same hatching stroke that was used for the bicycle frame when painting on the tires to help them have a jagged, uneven, and loose look.
  25. Paint on Leaves that Hang Over Basket. In this step, you will paint on the leaves that hang over the basket using the Sap Green, Dark Green, and Dark Turquoise paint. Do not clean your brush in-between the paint colors in this step, as this will allow the colors to mix with each other to create various shades of green. Use the #2 round brush in this step.
  26. Apply Dark Green to one stem that is hanging over the basket. Paint on one leaf connected to this stem with the same color. Without cleaning the brush, dip just the very tip of the brush into the Sap Green paint and then paint on another leaf. Then, without cleaning the brush, dip just the tip of the brush into the Dark Turquoise paint and paint on another leaf.
  27. With the paint that is still on the brush, continue painting on the next stem that hangs over the basket, using the same technique of painting on a section, dipping the tip of the brush into anoth-er paint color, painting on another small section of that stem, and repeating.
  28. Apply Paint to Delphinium Flowers. Use the #2 round brush in this step. Work one delphinium to completion before moving on to the next delphinium. To paint the delphiniums, use a dab stroke. This stroke is performed by dab-bing the brush up and down on the paper to create several small dots. When applying paint in this step, do not try and fully cover the tooth of the paper. Allow there to be some white still showing. After applying the first color, go over the same area with another color and allow the two colors to merge into each organically. This will be followed by a third color in the same manner.
  29. To begin, apply Mulberry to one delphinium using the dab stroke. Clean the brush, and while the paint is still wet, go over the same delphinium with Violet using the same stroke. Finally, clean the brush, and while the paint is still wet, apply just a few dabs of the Intense Blue over the Mulberry and Violet. Allow all three colors to merge into each other organically.
  30. Repeat this process to the other Delphiniums on the basket.
  31. Paint Remaining Leaves on Basket. Using the #2 round brush, paint on the leaves that are in-between, to the side, and above the del-phinium flowers using the same three colors as in step 9. Repeat the same process of working in-between these colors without cleaning your brush, and applying more paint to the brush by placing just the tip of the brush into a new color.
  32. Apply Burnt Sienna to Basket's Weave and to Bicycle Seat. Use the #2 round brush in this step. Apply Burnt Sienna to the basket to mimic the basket's weave. To do this, place several random horizontal hatching strokes on the basket, working around the leaves hanging over the basket, and then apply just a few vertical hatching strokes over the horizontal hatching strokes to mimic weaving. Concentrate these hatching strokes mostly to the left side of the basket.
  33. To darken a portion of the bicycle seat, apply Burnt Sienna to the the right side and bottom edge of the seat. To help it transition this paint smoothly into the Yellow Ochre color that was previously applied, thoroughly clean the brush, dab it several times on a paper towel so that it is slightly damp but not soaking wet, and then use this slightly wet brush to gently push this color over the Yellow Ochre. This technique should help it to dry seamlessly without "reactivating" the Yellow Ochre that was previously applied.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to Follow directions Great directions and cute project for beginner watercolorist. Would love a video to paint along with. Thank you.
Date published: 2021-08-04
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