Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Watercolors


Bet you can guess that I've been working through the Tree exercises in my watercolor course!

Although, actually, neither of these are included in the exercises. I wanted to try painting a Texas live oak because they are such magnificent trees with unique shapes. This is the second attempt because I didn't like the first one. I'm pleased with the progress on this but still have a way to go.

Then I decided to try a wet-on-wet painting using a photo that suggested an impressionistic scene. The last one was also a good exercise in using just two colors. I'd like to get my style to evolve to be more impressionistic and less realistic, so it was time to give it a try. Watercolors are a great medium for that but you have to make yourself relax and let the water do its work.

2 comments:

Averill said...

These are beautiful, Moomie!

Recovering Baptist said...

I love the purple one, reminds me of a chill winter dusk or dawn.