All 100, thanks so much Irina, for your wonderful, inspiring, skill-enhancing course!
No. 99 and 100 - It's all done!
Week 14: Love especially the vintage street lamp
Week 13: Love the flower, and the tram, and the raspberry, and the two-tone espresso maker ...
Week 12: Loved especially how the artichoke and the moon at night turned out. I learned so much by practicing the moon picture several times.
Week 11: Love these ...
Week 10: I worked some of these with a different set of watercolors and a different brush. Wow, I was back to struggling again, as these materials behaved so differently (not worse, just differently). That was quite unexpected ... I like the flamingo and the gooseberries best.
Week 9: Love the rooster, and the peas ...
Week 8: I really loved this week's subjects: in particular the temple, the parrot, and the boat.
Week 7: Highlights this week: delicious food, a dreamy French balcony, and equally dreamy moon and stars.
Week 6: Love the flowy cocoa fruit with its leaves, and the whimsical fish.
Week 5: I'm quite happy with the dog rose in the center, this worked well already in the first attempt. I also like the swan, turned out quite nicely at the second attempt. In any case, I am so grateful to Irina for this wonderful class: I am learning so much, while on the other hand, these daily small exercises are entirely doable.
Results of week 4: I was really struggling with the garlic, the colors just don't look right - this is like the 7th attempt. On the other hand, the lemon on the branch worked like a charm: first attempt, and I love it.
Results of week 3: a lot of line work in that week. I made a lot of progress in terms of brush control and water control. But I still prefer subjects with larger areas where watercolor can flow and mix and mingle, like the pink flower with its petals and leaves.
Results of week 2: I'm surprised how well the bird turned out, and I love the peaches on the branch because the subject includes larger areas, not mainly line work. I was really struggling with the dandelion's leaves: 3rd version and they still don't look "right".
Results of week 1: I am elated, I did things I thought I couldn't do, and in very little time. I like especially the olive branch and the lighthouse. With the olive branch, I learned a lot about mixing greens.
My workspace: a corner of our dinner table, which at that time was decorated for Easter. A small acrylic glass pane protects the table.