Thursday, September 06, 2007

Kate Johnson's online watercolor 2 class - week 4 is on Weathered Wood, Lichen and Moss. This is my "moss" exercise done on Cotman 8 x 5 watercolor pad using WN paints. Some of this is wet-in-wet and some is dry brush. The slim portion of background (on the right) is darker in real life, don't know why it didn't scan true--the rest of it scanned just fine. I guess some pigments are more reflective? I've done trees and tree trunks before, but this is my first "moss." I am pleased with the result, but we'll see if Kate suggests any improvements. It's always amazing how she can find things that can be improved upon--usually just a little bit here or a little less there.

4 comments:

Just Crazy About Dogs said...

Brenda...

This painting is so rich with color and the textures are great. Looks like you're learning alot for Kate's class.

Have fun tomorrow at your workshop. Can't wait to see what you've learn in the workshop.

Linda said...

Looks great! I find that blues sometimes scan oddly -- that probably has changed your background.

Africantapestry said...

Great work, Brenda...love your tree bark
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Wendy said...

This is beautiful. A credit to both you & to Kate's tuition.