I am still playing with watercolors, and still trying to find the effects that I like. I've really been enjoying Water Paper Paint, by Heather Smith Jones! In my last post, I showed you the first few projects. Another one of the exercises that she asks you to do is shown below, along with a color study I made up myself...
|Study of varying brush sizes|
|Color study (left side)|
|Color study (right side)|
I will probably be playing and experimenting for the next month, ha ha! It's so much fun seeing what the layering of colors does, and how the treatment of the paper before painting alters the effect of the paint.
If you have any interest in learning watercolors, I really recommend that you get this book! I even took watercolor classes a few years ago, which taught me some good things, but this goes beyond classical watercolor techniques. It helps you learn to paint with the enthusiasm and unbridled creativity that you had when you were a child! It's so much fun!