We would like to welcome you to our online Matryoshka painting Master Class!
In this online tutorial you will learn how to paint those blank wooden dolls into an awesome piece of art!
In this workshop we will be painting Matryoshka in Gorodets style. Please keep in mind that on our physical workshops we learn how to paint the nesting dolls in Semenovo style, practice in folk painting under guidance of professional folk painting teacher, learn some history and interesting facts about Russian folk arts. Physical workshops are quiet different from what you will see below.
So, let's begin!
It's nice to look at the matryoshka dolls, but it's even nicer to create your own matryoshkas. This opens endless opportunities for creativity and imagination.
Before we begin let's prepare all the materials needed:
3. Brush number: № 0, № 2, № 4 (we use artificial squirrel)
5. Paint (we use gouache or tempera. Acrylic is good but only for the background or in the mix with gouache)
6. Cotton sticks
7. Soft cloth (or paper towel)
8. Oil based clear Lacquer for wood (you can buy it in Home Depot)
9. Something to cover your working place/table because things can get a little messy.
The choice of colors depends on your imagination, taste and availability of colors. But in any case it should be bright and rich colors.
Tip: There is a "rule" of painting matryoshka: paint it always from top to bottom.
-Design and painting the scarf.
Than we take the pencil again and outline the remaining patterns on the doll.
In order to tastefully place flowers and leaves on the scarf we think carefully about the position of each of the elements of the picture. And only after we finish with pencil sketch we begin the painting.
Tip: try to hold the brush almost perpendicular to the doll wile color your matryoshka. Forget about how you hold the pencil, pen or spoon. Holding the brush almost perpendicular to the working surface is the main secret of the folk painting.
The rest is coming, comeback later ;))