Paint Along, Day 4

Day 4 was a little challenging for me because I tried to paint looser than I usually do, but sometimes it just seems like a mess to me.  I mixed all the greens myself rather than using premixed paint.  Like Day 3, I felt like the scene needed a little help, so I mixed the Quinacridone Rose with the French Ultramarine Blue to make a purple color that would be cohesive with the rest of the painting, and I loosely scattered the ground flowers with this purple.

Paint Along, Day 4

Paint Along, Day 4

The yellow in the center probably should have been darker, and the color on the path could have been darker too.  Learning, learning, learning! This is an okay little painting but I am really eager to get started on Day 5.  Fingers crossed that I will finish the class on a high note!

Paint Along, Day 3

Today’s mountain and lake scene went just okay for me, but I’m not convinced that I pulled it off very well.  In this scene I used only three colors, French Ultramarine Blue, New Gamboge, and Quinacridone Rose, but it seems a little lackluster to me.

Paint Along, Day 3

Paint Along, Day 3

Also, I’m not sure why the upper right looks so overexposed here – it is painted with the same intensity as the rest of the sky.  Maybe I should do a little more homework and try different color combinations on this one – and take a better photo!  Happy Wednesday!

Paint Along, Day 2

This weekend I worked on various versions of the week-long Paint Along Series.  I think this lighthouse was my most favorite of them all because first, we enjoy going to the beach each year, and second, the soft color combinations were so pleasing to my eye.  I tend to be heavy handed sometimes when I watercolor so I paid close attention to not getting too dark with the scene surrounding the lighthouse.

Paint Along, Day 2

Happy February 29 – I hope you get to do something you love on this extra day of Leap Year!