Watercolor Words and Wanderings

It has been mighty cold here in New Hampshire- seems like winter is coming later and staying later too! This week was my last week of commitments to NAEP ( National Assessment of Educational Progress) and now I have 3 more classes at The Newport Library Arts Center and I then I am a full time painter again. I think my work has changed a lot in the last year- mainly I am making less mistakes about when and where and how to use contrast. I still go in too dark some times and I suspect I will be working on that for a long time but I am starting to get value changes and for that I am happy.

SO as you can see above- I got carried away with the dark green again. This was a great exercise as I just painted experimentally, trying to be free and loose with the flowers. I am going to get bolder next time!

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Do you have any ideas about what color to make the back ground? I am thinking green but with the way I have the composition set up unless I choose a really whacky color it is going to read like a flag! Hover over the paintings below to see more info-

YAY! I was able to get to Margaret Dwyer’s watercolor class…we used some black and white line drawings as our jumping off point- we were supposed to be really free no drawing and use wet on wet painting…I got too precious about mine will try again…

Lastly the continuing story of the lemon plates…I am still trying for one to give to my sister-in-law! My beau says the new one looks like lemon boobs. I think he may have gotten too much sun in Costa Rica! What do you think? Maybe he is right  ha-ha-ha lemon porn!

Until next week – Peace Out- Bec

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