Saturday, August 18, 2007

Kate Johnson's Watercolor 2 Class - Lesson 1

This week's lesson is on the four "S's" -- spatter, scrape, salt and sponge. The reference photo, taken during the Alaskan cruise my dh and I took at the beginning of this month, is of a misty fjord. This version is done on Canson watercolor paper and the techniques I used were sponging, scraping and salt. It was done with DS paints, which are just yummy!! I had some struggles with this and it DOES look a bit overworked. I used DS Buff Titanium to try to get the misty clouds at the mountain tops and got a bit more "run" than I wanted. Sponging in the greenery was tricky as it was such a small area to try to control that sponge in - ha ha. I DID tear the sponge up into small pieces, but oh my!!

2 comments:

caseytoussaint said...

Well done, Brenda - I especially like the Yupo version.

Africantapestry said...

Your sketches are great Brenda! I like both versions. The second one has a bit of dreamy appearance and your first one on the Yupo paper has such lovely texture!
thank you so much for the birthday wishes...it made me feel so special!
ronell