Monday, August 9, 2010

Lazy River

12" x 16" Watercolor

Last week in Pat's class, she gave us a black & white photo of this river and trees. We not only had to edit and interpret it, but each of us made our own color decisions. Unfortunately, mine was very predictable. I really want to stretch out more and use more interesting color combinations. My goal is to paint more impressionistic, and less realistic. Sometimes it comes together in my head, but I have a hard time actually painting it! I'm contemplating taking some acrylic lessons from one of my first instructors, Carlynne Hershberger. She has a look that I'm so in love with. Check out her blog!


Robin said...

great watercolor...the light is perfect..!

Autumn Leaves said...

Well, Nancy, I rather love the colors you chose. I think this is beautiful!

Joyfulartist said...

Hmmm, do we have a case of comparing our work with others??? LOL, don't we all? I think you have captured the scene beautifully.