Last night , I started painting a rose, based on the lessons from Atmospheric Watercolours and inspired by my fading Valentines Day Roses-- and THIS is where I finished up...
|Amateur, fiddly, too much "detail" - just NOT what I am after but at least better than the first try.|
Today, I had some time to myself and decided to try again. I restudied, reread and then WENT for it!
|MUCH looser. Still pretty primitive but I DID manage to STOP in time so it is just an IMPRESSION of roses.|
|Then, I got wild and crazy and tried a potted primula.|
I am FAIRLY pleased with the direction this is going but I am NOT relaxed at all. I find myself VERY uptight and ended up with a headache, Not to worry. I believe you will never achieve any degree of excellence until you have put in your 10,000 hours of practice! I MAY have chalked up TEN hours so far. I hope I live long enough to get the rest in !!
On a more mundane level, I am also working on colour charts, mixing colours and paint outs of various colours. I am being stingy with my paint as I have had to start again from scratch so don't want to have to buy TOO much more just yet.
|My paintbox so far|
|Some really messy paint outs|
|Some mixing charts|
This is fun and a good reminder of what mixes with what and what is just NASTY! I actually don't find ANY colour to be nasty. Anyway, just what I have been up to recently. Stay tuned for more AMAZING revelations- HA HA!!!