January 24, 2011 - Watercolor painting #1 Feather and notebook.
Today, I did my first watercolor.
Well this is not entirely true. I played with crayola watercolors as a kid, and some times as an adult. I also did two Beaus Arts style water colors, one of the Greensboro jail as a student of the Rural Studio and one of my friend's trailer as a Christmas present. Beaus Arts style is a wonderful way to paint, very labor intensive, but also very forgiving. It is a method where you use three jars of very watered down paint: red, yellow, and blue. You make colors and darkness by layering hundreds of washes. It is such a relaxing way to paint.
Todays painting I guess I did the more unforgiving way, mixing colors on a pallet, and painting. I think it turned out pretty well for the first try. I learned a lot as I went, and I cant wait to do my next one. Maybe tomorrow!