We began our class with an introduction to brushes, pigment and paper. We practiced washes and glazes and were introduced to three ways to apply watercolor (wet in wet, wet on dry and dry brushing).
We talked about different color combinations and practiced painting some of them.
In the third class it was all about trees and foliage and the different ways (sponge, pointillism, scumbling, salt, frisket) texture could be rendered in watercolor.
Then it was on to “Big Sky” and “Big Water” and how to allow the water on your paper to mingle color. How to splatter and how to let go of the reference material a little and allow the water to help create the painting.
On the fifth week, we discussed buildings and perspective and that they were composed of a collection of shapes that fit together. I was knocked off my feet when I saw the two paintings, above! What beautiful work after only five weeks.
On the last night of class, we practiced painting “little people” to use in our landscape paintings in the future.
A huge thank you to Roxanne and Laura for giving me permission to share their paintings with others.