Wednesday, December 15, 2010

How to Paint Rain Drops

My gift to you this Holiday Season is a video demo on how to paint rain drops (or Hawaiian snow) on a red hibiscus using watercolors.

This technique can be used on just about any flower. First, finish painting the flower including any shading and highlights. Second, make sure it is dry. Next, start the rain drop technique I demonstrate in the video to create lovely, three dimensional rain drops.

Aloha and Mahalo!


Ray said...

Beautiful, Marionette! I always wondered how artists made translucent rain drops and grapes. Thank you for sharing this technique!

Jean Levert Hood said...

lovely tutorial, Marionette! Mahalo, and Merry Christmas to you!

LisaBongZee ~ Island Dream Life said...

Great demonstration! It looks SO lifelike! Mahalo for sharing your technique and MELE KALIKIMAKA!!!

Anonymous said...

Mahalo ; ) I loved it. Also makes me very homesick for Kauai. Been there 14 times, but not in the past two years, my hubby died at age 48.

He truly loved that Island with all his heart.


Anonymous said...

Mele Kalikimaka and mahalo again for a great demo. Always makes me want to go to the drawing board. My Chicken has a place of honor in the kitchen! See you next year!


Mary in NC

Mary said...

You are an excellent teacher, Marionette--thank you for a helpful demonstration. I also loved seeing your post from your silk painting class a few posts ago. How I wish I could join you sometime--I have always wanted to try some silk painting, and I know your step-by-step teaching would give me a great start.