Saturday, November 10, 2007

My first Watercolor Painting...Autumn Still Life

O.K. I'm putting this out there just to document my starting point with the watercolor class. This is the first painting I have finished. I keep messing with it, and I honestly think it was better two days ago. I need to make myself leave well enough alone. It had much cleaner colors and was brighter before I kept trying to add detail and shadows. Next week we get to paint boxes. I wish I knew more about colors and how to make them. She tells us that we should use no more than 3 or 4 primary colors in each painting, and make all the other colors from those. I just end up with different shades of mud.

Oh well, I guess there's no where else to go but up!