Friday, January 17, 2014

Loose watercolor

I tried really hard to keep these loose by holding the brush quite far down the handle. As you can see this worked for looseness, but not for control.

I actually quite like the pitcher and overall like the heron, except the beak area is way too wide. Maybe I can work on him with a fine black pen. Or then again, maybe this is a good practice piece and when I try this again, I will use a smaller brush for the beak.

I woke up feeling a bit under the weather this morning, so even though I was planning to go to the life drawing class, I decided to stay home with tea and an afghan. I am planning to go next Friday and will share with you then.

We are getting more snow and very cold temps again. I am dreaming of Florida and the roar of the surf with temps in the 50s and 60s.....



  1. These are terrific! Very them both. And yes, Florida does sound good at the moment! I just got Vivian Swift's "When Wanderer's Cease to Roam" and in it was a painting that I loved (and copied) but the quote on it was...
    "Take the worst day in January, repeat 28 times. That's February." Oh dear...I'm afraid that hasn't helped me much! LOL

  2. Both great Vicki, stay loose. Sounds like I'm back in the 60's