These photos illustrate what we did in the Watercolor II class yesterday. The main thrust of the class was to show how using a grayscale under painting can help establish values in the finished painting. While hurrying through this I think I have some less than plumb walls here and there, but at the pueblo some of the older buildings in the pueblo had those in real life, too; so I am letting them stand...wavy though they be.
I am evolving in a way that leads me toward starting all my paintings with a grayscale underpainting, it just seems to keep me on track better. We'll see how far I go with this, but have been using the underpainting for everything from landscapes, to florals and even portraits and I like it so far.