Wednesday, January 28, 2015
As I mentioned before, I am in the process of teaching myself how to paint with watercolors. The painting above is one that I did after watching a YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtkQo5ib0Ck by Grant Fuller. There is very little info on colors or techniques, but just watching him paint was enough to make me want to give it a try. It goes without saying that my version hardly come close to matching his quality. I did change a few things intentionally. His appears to be a wet, sandy beach with waves off to the right. I attempted to turn it into a pond with a fallow field off to the right. My intention all along was/is to add a silhouette of a single rowing shell with a rower/person in the right foreground. If I pull it off, I will post an update - - if not, the painting may end up in the shredder. I'm very pleased with how it has come out so far - - and more than a little nervous about trying to "add" to it.