Over the weekend, I decided to work a little larger, which will allow me to explore landscape work a bit. So I’ve doubled my paper size to roughly 4 x 5″. *insert shocked gasp here*
In the first piece, I followed a YouTube watercolor tutorial fairly closely, while in the second, I used the techniques I learned from the first to try and paint the imagery that came to mind while reviewing some scenes I’d photographed a year ago last May along Skyline Drive, in the Shenandoah Mountains of Virginia. Hub and I celebrated our 25th anniversary where our honeymoon began. It was really cool! We saw some bears and other wildlife, and had a good time.
While looking over those photos from last year, a few leaped out and asked to be painted, but attempting to do so would elevate the work from a sketch to a painting, which at this point, I lack the time (and almost definitely, the skills) to do.