Friday, 7 May 2010
15 Minute Watercolour #1
Here's a little exercise I've set myself to do on an occasional basis. Try and do a watercolour direct to paper, without a preliminary pencil sketch. I'm giving myself a time limit of 15 minutes to try and keep it spontaneous.
In the first one, I've painted John's robin (see his blog here: http://jwjarts.blogspot.com/ ). Working without a sketch is very scary to me. I started with the eye and worked out the other measurements for his body from there, then quickly followed the tree top and finally the background wash.
It's no great masterpiece, but I think a useful exercise.