….well, or trying, at least! Enjoying the journey. Loving watercolor more as I go. And I’m learning so much from this July challenge exercise. This is kind of a lagoon, was inspired by a photo I found in Google images….I will get to ocean paintings and surf eventually, I hope.
It definitely takes lots of energy to paint every day. Drawing every day is relaxing compared to painting. The hardest part is deciding what to paint. (I want to paint everything, of course, but it’s a matter of choosing something that I might be able to pull off, and in a very limited time span.)
I feel that my skies are slowly improving. I’m trying to paint with much larger brushes (those recommended by Shari Blaukopf in her Craftsy course on Landscapes, which I feel is really helping me improve my landscape work), and I definitely think skies are easier to paint with a large brush. The biggest adjustment for me is just realizing that soooo much more water comes to the paper than before, and so patience really comes into play, as I need to wait longer before diving in with the paint.
Colors (all M. Graham unless noted): Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Viridian, Cobalt Teal, Hooker’s Green, Sap Green, Burnt Sienna, wn Raw Umber, cotman Cerulean. As always, I welcome and appreciate your comments and suggestions for improvement. I hope all of you have a creative and joyful Sunday!