As a teacher, I feel really happy when a student gets highly motivated to paint AND she paints!
I felt privileged to receive a blow-by-blow account of her progress with her blues three-toned hindeloopen tray project all day long. Via text message! A couple of days ago she brought over the finished tray project to show me and it was beautiful. She allowed me to share her adventure here.
Hindeloopen is easy to paint if you put your heart and mind to it – and provided you understand the simple principles and have developed the necessary strokework skills, of course.
The first stage is the easiest and involves involves painting every stroke of the design in the medium value of the chosen colour.
Next, the shadows are stroked in using the darkest value of the colour chosen for the project. These strokes are usually smaller than the base strokes so that the base colour shows through. These shadow strokes start to define the various objects whether they’re leaves, flowers or birds.
The third stage involves lightening the medium value used as the base colour and using this to paint the highlight strokes.
The objects become more defined at this stage.
And finally, the detail strokes are added in the lightest shade of all, almost but not quite white.
So there it is. Its really easy if you know how!
I knew she could do it and she proved she could do it. All on her own. Next week we will paint another Hindeloopen project in class in the traditional Hindeloopen colours and I’m sure it will be just as breathtaking!