Watercolor Wed. 3

                                            Watercolor on Strathmore Windpower Watercolor Pad

I neglected to leave enough white/light space.   I’ve added a few strokes of opaque white watercolor to regain the white, but now the areas appear gray or dirty.  I also wish I’d left more light space in the faces. I’m learning.

I chickened out and went back to a pencil outline.  Sort of worked ok here, but  next time…

Published by elenacaravela

My world is a wonder of visual candy and foreboding shadow shapes vying every waking moment for my full attention.

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    1. Thanks so much. Here’s the impetus;I’m not getting any younger, and all my life as an artist, watercolor has evaded me. So I’m digging in my heals and I’m determined to learn what I need to understand to feel comfortable with the medium. I’m learning. You sweeten the adventure by cheering me on. Thanks:)

  1. You’re improving all the time! Do you feel like you’re beginning to get to grips with watercolour a little more these days?

  2. I love the playfulness of this picture and I like the palette. I’m less convinced by some of the modelling when you’re working in watercolour – but as a non-painter I’m scarcely qualified to comment!

      1. Hello Elena. On the pencil issue, try using a watercolor pencil for the drawing, That way you can choose pencil colors that will work with the final colors of the image without graying anything out. Good luck. I love your paintings!

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