Monday, July 7, 2014

Watercolour coconut palm tree

Still trying to learn more about watercolours. Took a photo looking up into a palm tree while at the beach and this is my attempt at representing it in watercolours.  I am showing two photographs of the same painting, one as it was taken and the other enhanced by the program on my ipad. I do wish I could get that intensity of colour with my watercolours. I think I am so afraid of making a mistake that I deliberately make my mixes thin when I should be using less water to enhance the vibrant colours here.

So onto my David Bellamy watercolour course.  Practice makes perfect!