Watercolor Words and Wanderings

Such a strange winter we are having, it was close to 60 degrees on February 1rst! I am 5 weeks into a 6 week watercolor class. The students are doing great-having “successes” and “failures” and learning in leaps and bounds. The pictures this week are to catch you up on what I have been doing. I decided to only use 2 colors when painting the model sessions on Friday. I am really trying to

hone my skills in. I might try just one color next week! I can see some progress and I am certainly less intimidated by rendering humans. They all still look like men to me and yes in some ways they all look like me. On the media this week- my partner and I are watching Shades of Blue – I am really liking it. Drea de Matteo is awesome and steals the show in every scene they write her into. I also found late last year a colored pencil podcast. I know this is a watercolor blog- but these two have some witty banter that also includes conversation about how to set your prices, how do you handle payments on projects AND information about paper and supplies. John and Lisa were the first to educate me on electronic erasers. Good stuff worth a listen. Until next week- Peace- Becky

3 thoughts on “Watercolor Words and Wanderings

  1. Hi Becky, How long are the poses you’re painting. I think learning to do them with one color will force you to enhance the use of contrast, and reduce the concern of getting colors correct. You mentioned a blog that you found interesting; could you post its’ address, I’d like to take a look.


    1. Hi-
      Model is sitting for pretty much 2 hours….You are correct one color would force me to focus on value.I need to check on which blog you are referring to- will get back to you.


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