Christmas Plant Elements

Christmas Plant Elements - student project

Christmas Plant Elements - image 1 - student project

The process for creating the gradients of color in this class was very enjoyable and helped me to learn more about water control.  I love the colors in this poinsettia and the different ways Soo Ling Soo adds texture and interest to her watercolor examples.

Christmas Plant Elements - image 2 - student project

Soo Ling Soo taught the addition of different hues and values in this holly berry design.   Her teaching and process are engaging and clear.

Christmas Plant Elements - image 3 - student project

I enjoyed all the projects but this was my favorite.   I think the repetition of washes of color gradients in the spruce cone and needles allowed me to focus on precision and get into a meditative creative zone.   The added texture to each "tooth" of the cones was quite challenging for me, but even in my imperfection, the effect is quite lovely.   

Thank you Soo Ling Soo for an excellent class!  I hope to apply these techniques to my own designs in the future.