I kind of hesitate to post this, but I have been challenging myself this week to watercolor in my sketchbook in the morning before I leave for work.
This is my most recent page that I worked on this morning using the photo above.
I really love how it turned out.
I find that I work best by just sitting down first thing in the morning with a photo and starting to paint.
It amazes me how hard it is to sit down and just start. But if I start first thing in the morning before my brain has a chance to protest and argue and whine about how I’m not good enough to work in a sketchbook or paint “scenes” I actually get a lot more done.
This one isn’t done yet-I still need to add some outlining for the details, but I’m pretty happy with the results. It is my first “landscape-style” watercolor.
The umbrellas are my favorite
And since I don’t have any zinnias this year, I have been combing my previous year photos and attempting to paint them.
And I love how this one turned out too.
My favorite part is the part of the jar that says “Ball”.
Anyway-I hope you enjoyed this peek at what I’ve been working on lately.