A Sample of My Art Portfolio in Watercolors
Icy Look with very early morning sky in November
Watercolors is my second fav type of paint
Over some time, I have learned to experiment with various techniques. One can make a sketch first on watercolor paper, and add values with lights and darks of various colors. Or, one can paint freely by using different types of watercolor brushes.
The work can be done paint on dry or wet paper, depending on the effect desired. One should always consider going from light values to later darker or darkest values, as once the paper has absorbed the color, and dried, it cannot so easily be changed.
[In this regard, working with oil paints is much more forgiving, as one can always paint over it once it has dried.]
I am still learning, and experimenting. I did take one group lesson, but some of the other students in the class being taught by a knowledgeable instructor, were working in oil paints; I being the only one present working in watercolors.
Working along with other artists is fun, but you can also learn a lot on You Tube, and by reading books. But, sooner or later, you have to jump in and get your feet wet, and try.
I find painting with watercolors rewarding, and I hope you do too, or at least learn to appreciate this type of art, and see the beauty and creativity of artists who enjoy this type of work.
Happy painting, or viewing, whichever you prefer!