Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Watercolors, the old fashioned way

Od Fashioned in that I didn't pour these, I used a brush which is something I did for the first time in a long time when I took the Charles Reid Workshop.  I'm now teaching a beginner watercolor class so using a brush is a good thing to get in the habit of.  This fall scene is one I did as a demo for that class; the doves are from a Wet Canvas weekend drawing event some time back and I'm just getting around to doing it.  I can see some problems with both of them but nothing insurmountable.  I need to add a bit of color to the water just left of the birch and one of the doves is a bit too hidden. 
fall birch Two Turtle Doves

5 comments:

Joan said...

I love the title you gave to this post! These look great! I guess you'll be doing lots of demos for your class. Have fun!

Make Money Online said...

Thats so nice drawing. I like it.

Dee said...

Nice class demos, Helen! Hope you are enjoying the whole teaching process. I think teaching artists is the coolest thing on earth.

Donna B said...

Oh I LOVE Charles Reid! We watched him paint on a DVD in one of my art classes. The way he splatters and allows the paint to drip...he totally sucks you in while watching him. I also saw him do a nude portrait, on line. He is amazing. How fun you took his workshop! I like your work as well...

The Little Jewelry Box said...

These look great!