So we started with some washes where I guided him through how to use the brush, how much water, the consistency of paint and of course a little mixing of the paint on the paper. He really seemed to take to it very well but was a bit unimpressed as he said he just did what I told him..... I do know from experience that in itself is definitely not a given and of course it was like one to one tuition and he painted along with me so that I could correct him before he made a mess.
After the washes, we did a bit of dry brush practice then drew a very simple mountain scene with a bit of water in the foreground. We built it up glazing layer after layer using UB, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Sienna and Raw Sienna so that we could see some aerial perspective, the mountains getting darker as we came forward, and here is his finished piece!!