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New Site

Over the last couple months I’ve been posting pictures of my watercolour paintings. I hadn’t painted with watercolour prior to starting the class in October.

The main difficulty with watercolour as a medium is that it’s difficult to fix a painting once you have made a mistake. Even with that shortcoming I found that I really enjoy painting with watercolour.

Since this has traditionally been a homeschooling blog, I bought another domain for posting my watercolour paintings. It’s not completely set up yet but it’s live.

It will be after Christmas before I do much more to it but I will finish the setup within the next month or so. Check out Original Watercolour.

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Fall Colours

Maple in fall colours

Maple tree in out back yard with only some leaves remaining.

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.

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Watercolour classes

River's Edge

Watercolour river scene

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 :)