The work I share here is work I did in the sessions and I'm the first to admit that most isn't my best work. That wasn't the point. The point was to create art along with the instructor through their videos (some of which were edited for drying time so they were "working" a whole lot faster than I could!) Consequently, you're going for "learning," not perfection. This bright floral watercolor, from the class taught by Jenna Rainey, is FAR from my usual style -- and I love it, even though it is not without flaw!
This workshop, taught by Shayda Campbell, focused on drawing flowers. I did mine in different sections of the page and ended up with a big blank spot in the center so I added the center phrase. (This is done in watercolor markers, not my fave medium!) The actual project added a calendar.I didn't need another calendar.
I loved the urban sketching workshop with Peggy Dean so much that I did the project twice! This is what we saw on the screen.
And this is my interpretation. I'm relatively pleased given the time frame.
I don't know where I'll use what I learned in the Drop Capitals workshop, taught by Hayley Berry, but I had fun creating the big "R" that we did!
This painting, taught by Emma Witte of The Watercolor Academy, used one color, Payne's gray. What a great exercise! This is Emma's version.
I didn't master the fog and to be honest, I don't know that mine looks like a forest in the fog but it was fascinating to see what you could do with the various tones of one color only.
My favorite piece is from the "Painting Houses" workshop taught by Joanne Lauzon. I've done a lot of houses but I did learn some nice techniques from the instructor. (I also took probably an additional half hour to work on this one). This is the family cottage that my mom and her sisters grew up in and that now belongs to my cousins. I've painted this before but this one is much better. My biggest disappointment in this one is that I did it larger than a standard mat size so basically, it stays in the practice book.
And that's it. Truly a wonderful group of workshops and a good time. I hope they do it again in another year and if they do, I'll let you know!
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