Last Tuesday night I did my first watercolour class. My only experience with painting has been with pastels, a dry medium, so it is going to be fun to learn something different.
We started with creating some colour charts to get a feel for mixing colour and for applying the wash to paper.
That took a while as I have never mixed paint before, and learning about mixing the water – just the right amount of water to get the wash I wanted – was certainly different.
After completing those three charts, it was onto painting a gum tree, following the guidelines that the tutor gave me.
As I haven’t handled a paint brush before other than a massive bristle brush with poster paint with my daughter, it was necessary to be shown how to handle the brush to get the effects necessary to make this look like a tree.
There is certainly going to be an intense learning curve with watercolour for me. I can draw, so that is a blessing, but learning the ins and outs of watercolours is going to be complex but I think interesting.
I’m off to class again now, so I’ll post the results (unless I’m too embarrassed by them…lol) as soon as I get the chance to take a pic.