I got up this morning and it was snowing. It has been snowing gently all day. This is my first attempt at painting a winter scene.
I didn’t post last weekend because Andrea & I went to Denver to meet with the Copyblogger team. Someone mentioned the importance of rain to the indigenous people who populated North America centuries ago. This painting is representative of said importance.
One of the techniques we learned this week is called reverse painting. It’s essentially painting everything but the silhouette of one or more objects. As you add each colour you add new silhouette(s).
This is my painting for this weekend. I thought it would be a decent way to practice some of the techniques we learned in the last couple classes.
Sarah & I signed up to take an evening watercolour class. We had the first class 3 1/2 weeks ago. Due to a power outage & an unspecified reason the next two classes were cancelled. We’ll catch up on those by having a couple extra classes after the end of the regular class schedule.
Prior to the first class I had never painted with watercolour. I’ve been trying painting something each weekend. I’ve been trying lots of techniques & experimenting with different brushes.
The painting above is what I did this weekend. The green around the edge is tape which I have since removed. Adding the tape gives you a nice crisp border.
I’m not anywhere near being an expert yet but I am really enjoying it. It will serve me well as a “away from the computer” hobby each week
The backyard includes a garden spot which our landlord’s parent had used for years. Since I wasn’t planning on planting too much this year I decided to build a couple boxes for raised beds. I planted squash & transplanted tomatoes the week after Father’s Day.