Saturday, October 11, 2014

Watercolour from today

So today I did what I said I was going to, and painted a picture on 8 x 11 watercolour paper.  It went okay, and I was pretty happy with the end result.  I can't just paint because it is still pretty unfamiliar to me, so I draw it first and then paint.  I couldn't get the shadows quite right, but for the first full drawing not on a 3.5 x 2.5 inch atc card I think it came out okay.  I used an old  art cover exchange cover I had by ACE 160, Gene Berryhill to get an idea for what to draw and paint.  Anyways, here is the end result:

I still have a lot to learn about watercolours, but I'm hooked.


  1. Great work Sandye, I always draw first as well, I have to erase too much!

  2. My current watercolor teacher says to never draw directly on your paper, but I've seen many successful painters who do exactly that. I say do whatever works for you!