Daily Archives: January 29, 2016
As luck would have it, or as a result of poor or no planning, I decided to go to Mexico just when this class started. Now it is winding down and I am just getting started on it.
For some reason while I was attempting to make something that was even remotely worthy of being posted in the gallery, I was reminded of a quote from Dolly Parton. She said something like, “it takes a lot of time and effort to look this cheap!” That is kind of what I think about watercolour. You are trying to make something look like it flows and is kind of slap it down random and it just is not easy. I have quite a pile of watercolour card front discards to prove it isn’t easy.
The first card I made is too…………everything……….. to even post. The second is an attempt at making a variegated wash. It is so so.
The third was an attempt at making a freehand painted rose. I have done several cards with watercoloured roses started with a stamp, but it is much more difficult freehand. Several attempts went in the garbage. While the one posted here isn’t great, it is a vast improvement over my first attempt.