Friday, November 18, 2016

Exploring Watercolor - Lesson 2 - A Pear

I confess I still haven't figured out how to get an Instagram photo shared on to Sandy's Instagram Page, so I'm just going to load this up on to my blog.  I finally got an evening of peace and quiet to work on this lesson and I think the biggest thing I'm learning is to let the water do it's own work!
There are a few lines that I'd prefer not to have, but all in all I'm happy with this.  I love the looser quality of this painting!  Thank you Sandy!  Your videos are mesmerizing!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Exploring Watercolor Class 1 With Sandy Allnock

I am so excited about Sandy Allnock's class!  When I first heard  about it, I called up my sister who lives in Minnesota and recently started watercoloring for the first time over the past year,  I thought it would be so much fun to take this class together.  And we've had such a great time sharing this experience with each other!  I was first introduced to watercolor lessons as a 12-year old and have been painting by instinct; my sister has taken formal lessons.  Both of us have learned so much, which is a testament to Sandy's talent as a teacher.  I learned all about glazing and the technical intricacies and properties of paint.  I'm happy with my oranges - love how the texture of the skin shows up, thanks to all those layers of color.  Can't wait to start the next class class - a pear.