Saturday, January 16, 2010

Misty Morning Demo - WIP

I have been asked again to teach a watercolor class at my community Art Club, this time for intermediate watercolorists. Yesterday was our first class and it went well, was a lot of fun, and hopefully inspired the eleven students in the class.

Since this was the first class and they arrived without drawings already on their paper, I wanted to show them they could paint without any drawing at all, just draw with the paint brush. Some were doubtful, and missed their detailed drawings, but all finished with acceptable paintings and, like I said, had fun doing it. That is one of my main goals, to get them away from the frustration and find the fun!

Before next week's class, I plan to ponder this one and add a few things. For one thing, I want to have a few more elements in the misty middle ground and add a darker value, still, in the foremost foreground.

More later...

4 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Good luck on your new class - I know you'll teach them a lot and also have fun! You do misty scenes so well...this is just soft and dreamy.

Vicki Greene said...

This looks like it would be fun to paint. How many weeks will your class last? Hope you and your students both have a grand time.

Barbara Sailor said...

Wonderful painting - I'll bet the students loved doing this one.

susan said...

Thanks Rhonda, Vicki and Barb...I like the greener monochrome better than the gray one I did last year of this scene. I still have more to do with this when I get a few minutes, will finish it before next week's class though.