I have a lot to learn and a long way to go but I'm enjoying the journey and realizing that each thing I paint, no matter how unsatisfactory, had taught me something.
I tried one of the exercises in this little book -- a path through a bluebell wood. Mine falls far short but I got to practice using masking fluid, spattering, and making shadows.
Then I tried working from one of my photos.
Yikes. This is a travesty. Need to make it less like a snow storm and more like a riot of apple blossoms. More shading in all those blossoms. Oh dear.
This may be a time to bail out and start afresh. Not like oils and acrylics--you can't just keep layering.
As I said, each picture is a learning opportunity.
Good stuff. Keep on having fun.
Wonderful starts...keep on keeping on. Let each exercise take you to a new place of understanding!
If it's fun and relaxing, that's the whole point. Don't turn it into a job!
I agree with Sandra Parshall. And—I’m glad you have the necessary glass of wine. Caution: don’t accidentally use it to clean your brush, your paintings are nice 👍🏼
You are doing really well. I like your bluebell painting.
Yes, the tree looks a bit snowy, but your depiction of the blue bench and forsythia is lovely. I'm thinking of Georgette Heyer's writings and the time when all well-educated young ladies could sing, play an instrument and paint in watercolor.
You are more than ready for a sketchbook Vicki!
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