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It was rainy last week which kept #1 Grandson and myself indoors. Some of the things I’m trying to teach him are coloring, writing, and painting. One rainy morning I set up his paints, paper, brushes, water bowl, and crayons. While he was giving his crayons a bath, and finger painting I reached for a piece of his Artist Loft watercolor paper then using my brushes dipped into his Artist Loft’s watercolor palette to paint a loose rendition of the Vermilion Flycatcher I had photographed the previous week-end.
A few days later I tried to paint it with a bit more structure and detail using my Turner Watercolor paints, and Arches 140lb cold pressed watercolor paper.
I like the loose painting best even though the pigment isn’t as rich and the paper hasn’t much tooth.
The Reference Photo-
The following evening instead of watching TV or reading I went in a different direction and painted Poppies.
I used my Turner Watercolor Paints, and Arches Watercolor 140lb cold pressed paper for
this painting. I’ve been doing poppies on and off for a few months and I like this one the best so far. I have a LONG way to go before I’m anything other than mediocre as a painter, but I’m having fun learning and trying.
Panasonic Lumix FZ200| Lexar Professional Digital Film| PS CC 2015|
More to come…