So here are the first two things I've done in watercolor --
This is an African sunset that the teacher had us do in class. It was pretty easy -- we copied it (with our own spin on it). Then I started something on my own -- I have a book of botanical illustrations from the 1600's called "Mr. Marshall's Flower Book." I love botanical illustration and would love to be able to do it, myself. So I copied a sunflower --
I think it came out okay, and I learned a lot from doing it about mixing colors, and which brushes to use and so on. I am terrible at doing washes, however -- I've been starting each day by doing a couple of washes, and they're awful. Anyone have any advice on that? (By the way, the teeny bird, smaller than a sunflower leaf, was in the original.)
Then I bought a bunch of peonies at Trader Joe's and I loved them so much that I went back and got some more. I love peonies but they don't grow here, and I hardly ever see them in the stores. They smell heavenly and they're so beautiful, of course I had to take pictures.
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Is it too dark, do you think? Here's another one.
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I have a lot more to look at, but it's a start.
I also have been having terrible pains in my thumb, which the doctor thinks is tendinitis. It's been well over a week and it's been very difficult to 1) type, 2) paint, 3) lift anything, e.g. my camera, so I haven't been having fun. But now I have a thumb splint, finally, and am taking Naproxin regularly, so it's getting a little better each day.
How is everyone else?