Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Watercolors

I'm really happy with the way this exercise in my watercolor course, called Silver and Gold, turned out! You use a lot of different techniques, including masking fluid, wet on wet painting, and sponge painting , and apply them in layers. I'm going to look for some photos for other subjects that I adapt to get similar effects.

Before moving on to the next set of exercises, which are all about painting water, I decided to do another painting that focused on skies and trees. This one is the outdoor chapel at MO Ranch in Hunt, Texas--a Presbyterian retreat center.

I like the way the sky turned out and the trees are pretty good, too. The chapel is on top of a very high hill, but the photo I used to paint from didn't show that so I didn't either!


Anonymous said...

Bravo, Jody! It is so fun to see your progress. Great colors in the first and sky and perspective in the second. Looks like you are enjoying yourself.

Quotidian Grace said...

I am! Thanks for the encouragement.

Alan said...

Love Mo-Ranch! Great trees looking forward to more pictures.