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Snapshot Meme: Watercolor Class

Posted on: June 6, 2014

Saturday Snapshot invites bloggers to share photos. When I started trying to write on a daily basis for publication, I ended up finding I needed other ways in which I could be creative and just have fun. After a lot of juggling of schedules and dealing with course cancellations, I finally ended up taking a watercolor class.

I know next to nothing about watercolor. So right now it’s all about learning techniques, starting with how to do a blend and a wash.

Watercolor_1Color

 

Watercolor_Wash

It’s amazing though what one can create with just technique. Here, I started with a dab of paint for the trunk. Then I added water to spread the paint and shape it into branches. Once the tree dried, I painted the background.

WatercolorTree

We’re also experimenting with using different objects to create art, such as leaves and sponges.

Leaf_Press

Watercolor_Sponge

Last, we’re also actually creating some art, such as landscapes and other scenic views.

Watercolor_Landscape

Watercolor_Iceberg

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20 Responses to "Snapshot Meme: Watercolor Class"

Your landscapes are coming out well already. Hope you continue to enjoy your new hobby.

Thank you! What I most like is to create variations of one scene and then decided on a preferred technique. 🙂

I would love to watercolor. I love art even though I am only a novice. I have quite a bit of paint (oil), brushes, pencils (colored and regular), and if you could see me at the art store, you’d think I was the next Picasso….lol. It relaxes me. Love your blog too.

If you want to watercolor, then you should! What’s stopping you? 😉

Like you, I’m a novice artist. I plan to stay that way too, because I have enough professional pursuits. 🙂

Oh, yes, isn’t art relaxing? Thanks for the compliment on my blog!

This looks like such fun! I love all the colors you’re working with.

My favorite colors are the ones I end up blending from multiple colors. This is how I created a brown for an iceberg painting I created.

What fun! Your pictures are great!

I agree — it’s a good idea to have more than one creative outlet, and water coloring looks like a good one. I enjoy making clothes for my 3-year-old granddaughter and making quilts. In both cases, the selection of the pattern and fabric and the assembly of the project provide a lot of creative expression, and it’s nice to do something where you have a tangible product at the end. I’m sure the same is true with water colors.

My aunt loves to make quilts. It’s always a delight to listen to her talk about the thought process which goes into them.

With watercolor, I like being able to just experiment. It’s an extra bonus if I end up also making a real picture. 🙂

Great job on the water colours. Looks like you picked it up quickly and have a talent for it. I was never very good at water colours or charcoal drawings when I was in school. I think my artistic talents lie in ceramic painting and sewing.

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Thank you for the compliment. Ironically, I feel as if I’m a slow learner, but I do very much like it.

Sewing on the other hand wasn’t something that ever appealed to me, although I tried because both my grandmothers enjoyed it. Anything I stitched came apart within a month. 😦

Ceramic painting seemed fun the one time I tried it. Somewhere I have a bowl that I designed. 🙂

I never thought about taking a watercolor class. I have been playing with watercolor myself. I love the way the colors blend on the page.

Here’s my Saturday Snapshot!

In my watercolor class, we also explored water soluable oil. I might become an artist who enjoys multiple mediums. 🙂

Good for you to try something new. How else do we discover our next great passion?

My husband says I have too many passions. 🙂 Watercolor is one of my more relaxing pursuits though and we both agree it’s good.

Sounds like fun!

On those days when I just let myself play, it’s kind of like being a kid with finger paints again. 🙂

It looks as if you’re enjoying doing watercolors, Allison. As long as you don’t try to get me to do them, I hope that you continue to enjoy doing them.

Hmm, I am buying paints during my visit this summer. Maybe I should get an extra set. 😉

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