Watercolor Landscape Workshop

Watercolor Landscape Workshop - student project

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Field Rock Fun!

My favorite part about this exercise is the opportunity to let go of my fear of color (that I didn’t even know I had.). If someone asked me to paint a rock, it would almost certainly be a subtle mixture of grey and brown.  I’m not sure I would have thought to pull in red, purple, blue, orange etc…. But the colorful end result of this exercise is so much more interesting than it would have been.  It’s certainly not the best rock and I went overboard on the fun scratching but I really appreciate the practice in making my world more colorful!

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The next boulder has a lot of grey tones but I think that the little bit of orange and green highlights are my favorite part.  It makes the rock almost look like it is glowing.

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Grasses

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More Trees

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Birch Trees

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Tree Stuff

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Nocturnal Sky

2nd practice attempt: I tried this one again because I wanted to see if I could get the colors to blend and swirl a little more than I did the first time.   Unfortunately, I was interrupted for a minute and my paint was too thin for the level of dryness that had occurred during my short break.  The paint immediately started blooming out so I cleaned off my brush and rolled it around on the paper to make clouds instead :-).

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1st practice attempt:

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Approaching Storm

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Negative Space Sky

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Winter Sky

My daughter said that my Winter Sky looks like a war zone.  I think that it looks like an alien planet.  Regardless of what it is, it was fun to paint.

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Soft Sunset with Reflections

My soft sunset looks more like a smoky fire.  I think that I need to try again with slightly brighter, happy colors.  
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I’m really looking forward to diving into this class.  I have an obsession with clouds and I’m determined to become a “cloud master” :-). (Or at least paint them so they don’t look completely goofy!). 

 

Multilayered Graduated Sky:

One of my favorite things about this class (and this instructor in general) is that it teaches me to look at everything in a much different way.  I would have never thought to turn a giant purple blob into a storm cloud but I can definitely see the potential.  I’m not totally loving the way mine turned out but I’m determined to keep playing with it.

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My original sky looked too happy so I wanted to see what would happen if I added the purple storm cloud to a purple-y gray sky instead.  The colors bled into a fascinating swirl of gloom.  So fun.

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Graduated Sky with Cumulous Clouds:

I need to do smaller sections of clouds until I get more comfortable with them.  The shadows on the smaller clouds at the bottom dried before I was able to soften the edges.  I love practicing this technique, though, and I’m sure I will have a billion versions of this study in short order.  

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Simple Graduated Sky:

The light colors on this one make me think of a clear, hazy sky.

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I tried to make the sky a little darker for my second try but the color didn’t blend as well.  

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Edie Hernandez

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