As I mentioned in my last post, I want to improve my ability to paint realistic (but not photorealistic) works in watercolor. I admire the lessons that Barry Coombs posts on his blog. Barry just started a new term and has been posting his weekly assignments. Using his week one class, I completed preparatory studies and included those in my last post. I struggled through the painting and am posting it below.
First of all, I cannot believe how much Barry’s students accomplish in just three hours. Incredible work and incredible talent. Here is my painting. It was done on 140# CP Arches paper and is 9″ X 12″.
This morning I saw a absolutely beautiful abstract – one of the most powerful I’ve seen in ages – on my friend Chris Carter’s blog. As you know I paint abstracts and love looking at them. I was blown away by this painting and wanted to share it with you. Enjoy