Wednesday, March 29, 2006

On the Fourth Day of Class...

On our fourth day of Beginning Drawing our instructor had us playing with watercolors. I made some valiant efforts to follow instructions and just throw some paint on the paper and see what happens to it – when it is wet and when it is dry. When I did all that I ended up with what looked like a gray mess with puddles of watercolor all over. So I used a wad of paper towel to lot some of it up. Wow! The gray went away and I had some really bright colors left. I let it dry for a while and added some more colors using another wad of paper towel to dab it around . Fascinating! And Fun.

Then I experimented with some masking fluid. Sort of drew a tree shape with it. Then I put down a wash that didn’t really go down as planned but I left it to dry. Then I peeled of the mask and added some color to my tree. It is a bit…uh…different but interesting.

4 comments:

Teri C said...

I can definitely relate to this as I have been taking WC classes as well. Everytime I paint something I find out what I did wrong. I'm still waiting to do something right! I am enjoying your progress-keep posting please.

Linda said...

Hey - I like this! Playing around with the watercolor is the best part, didn't your teacher tell you that?
;-D

Kathleen Marie said...

I am glad to see you experimenting with watercolors. They are so interesting when you let them run all over and mix together! Have fun learning all the quirks of this medium.

Rachel Murphree said...

Zeke -- I think this tree is cool in an abstract kind of way...floating in the blue/purple wash...like how the masking kept it so white, dramatic