Saturday, June 18, 2011

Watercolour Matters




It poured with rain on and off all day yesterday, blustery showers, heavy downpours and little momentary spatters of rain. So the day was donated to play time. I think one of the things that always hampers me from experimenting is the thought of wasting materials. But how else are you going to learn? So I sat down in front of YouTube and watched some great watercolour demonstrations and then had a go. I'd like to say a big thank you to all those great artists who freely give their knowledge in demonstrations on YouTube and on forums across the internet. Bless you all!

Now I have no excuse but to add trees everywhere I go! I am hoping that the watercolour will also help with my oil painting tree nightmares!

8 comments:

Judy said...

I like the trees! Good idea to watch demonstrations on YouTube! Have a good Sunday!

Michael Bailey said...

Good to see you having fun with watercolour, Anita. I like the bottom one with the calligraphic strokes for the branches. Hope you're now a lot more comfortable with trees :)

vivien said...

luscious blends of colour :>)

Anita said...

Judy - lots of great tutorials out there - and all for free!

Michael - painted in oils all day yesterday and trees are still an enigma!

Vivien - you just have to love colour!

jane minter said...

beautiful tree studies anita .

Gill M said...

Well, this is paint that definately was not wasted - great studies!

Anita said...

Thank you, Gill!

Anita said...

And Jane - thank you too!!!!