Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Watercolor Finished!

Well, at least it's close enough to being finished that I can show it to you here. And once again I realize I am not a patient person... Actually, that was totally evident throughout this watercolor project which requires that you let layers dry before you work on or near them again. I had to actually walk away so I'd leave it alone. 
I thought this would be my least favorite projects of them all, but it turns out it was the one I enjoyed the most aside from the first charcoal drawing. This was definitely the most difficult of all the projects because with watercolor I really had to plan ahead as it is a most unforgiving medium (as I know from years of watching Daniel master it!).
The paper we used for this painting was Richeson Premium 300lb. cold press watercolor paper, and I used Winsor & Newton Winslor Blue and Burnt Sienna watercolor paints.
Tonight I am going back in to work on my graphite drawing some more and then on Thursday we have our final critique and are done with the class. I can hardly believe it!! It was so totally worth it!

I have much more to share with you, but that'll have to wait for another post. I hope you are all doing well and that all of you dealing with the floods up north are safe and sound!

13 comments:

  1. Silke you did a great job with this! And I don't think I would have enough patience for watercolor! lol I get frustrated using my watercolor crayons because they life up since I don't wait for them to dry! lol

    I so enjoy the forgiveness of acrylics!

    So happy you enjoyed this class so much! Looking forward to hearing what else you are up to!

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  2. BEAUTIFUL.
    I can add no more!

    XXOO~~
    Anne

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  3. oh wow!!! you are amazing Silke!!!! watching you and your art grow is like watching a flower bloom!!!!

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  4. hello ms. eclectic artist! i know so little but i can agree that watercolor is both a forgiving and a difficult medium. it is my favorite.

    how far you've come! my friend clara does abstract zen-like vibrant water colors. they pop and dance. and do you know marianne who does mandalas?

    ha! i don't normally introduce one blogger to another, but this is the second time i have done that with you (the first, my beloved mim). must be a reason :^)

    love
    kj

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  5. Hey...good job, watercolours are NOT easy...it took me a LONG time to even be pleased with mine...
    I am really impressed with your progression throughout this class...amazing!

    HUGS
    Char.x

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  6. Bravo, Silke! You've discovered so much & done such great work during the course of this class. You're an inspiration to your friends & blog readers!

    Pop over to my blog for a quick look at the calm after the storm at the Maine Coast yesterday.

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  7. Hallo Silke, gefällt mir sehr. Aquarellmalerei finde ich auch sehr schwierig umzusetzen. Sieht so einfach aus, aber in Wirklichkeit ist es die Meisterklasse der Malerei - für mich auf alle Fälle. Wünsch dir weiterhin viel Spass und gutes Gelingen. Bin immer gespannt, was es "Neues" bei dir gibt. Liebe Grüße und einen schönen Tag, Inge

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  8. It's very lovely and so delicate! Great job, Silke. :)

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