Saturday, June 17, 2006

class, using white


I had a one day watercolour class today and had a terrific day, the theme for this one was "using white" and we were told to bring a reference photo. We first did tonal sketches and then not using a drawing painted what we could see from the drawing and the photo, a very testing exercise, we had done something similar with the flowers we did a few weeks ago but this was rather different. I was very pleased with this final rendition of a boat I had photographed at Coffin Bay a few weeks ago.
Came home very tired and quite late a quick walk to put something on my other blog and now to think about dinner.
I am quite excited about this painting business.

15 comments:

Robyn said...

I really like this little painting. It has a peaceful air to it.

Lin said...

FANTASTIC Penny!!! GREAT GREAT job with the boat and water ... just lovely!

Laura said...

This is a real achievment! So subtly and expertly done.

Alison said...

It has such a 3D feel about it

Sue said...

Penny, you should hang this stinkin' thing on your wall! It is ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! I would love to have been a fly on the wall to watch this process, no pencil yet such confidence in your value changes. WOW!

Teri C said...

Penny, this is absolutely gorgeous and you get an A+ for that class!!!

Frame it and hang it!

Sioux said...

No need to be terrified...you did GREAT. This is lovely!!

Kay Cox said...

What a delightful little painting. You are encouraging me to give it a try...scary to do without a pencil. Thanks for sharing. Kay

Shelly McC said...

This turned out wonderful!

Linda said...

This is a beautiful little painting! You really did an excellent job with the white, and the composition is wonderful.

Jan said...

This is great too Penny, the perspective is perfect!

Nina Johansson said...

This is an exquisite painting, letting the watercolors show their best of transparency and leaving white areas to tell the shape of the boat. Great work! Beautiful composition too.

Tami said...

This is beautiful Penny! I love the tones both in the sky and in the boat! YOU DID A GRAET JOB!!!

Tami said...

Penny, I am an idiot sometimes! I meant to say "in the water and the boat" not "sky". Sorry

Tony F said...

Unbelievably beautiful Penny.