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Fun with Watercolors

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A few panels that I did during watercolor class, in the Garden Home are of Portland, Saturday, July 21..

I took a watercolor workshop today (Saturday) through PCC, taught by Jude Siegel. Funny story — I bought her book, A Pacific Northwest Nature Sketchbook a couple of months ago to inspire me and then I thought I would sign up for a class for further inspiration.

A couple days before the one-day workshop, I figured out that the woman teaching the class that I signed up for, was actually the artist who did the Northwest sketchbook I had just bought. Ha! What a wacky coincidence!

My best painting of the day is the title image — five panels of sketches around Jude’s yard. I liked the class a lot although I wish we would have spent more time on watercoloring. Oh well, I believe I will be doing some watercolors in the yard tomorrow.

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Perhaps the raised garden beds, and the flowers in front and maybe even the new fence. Then, I will come in and post either about curried macadamia nuts or seared ahi tuni with a shitake cream sauce. Woo!

5 comments to Fun with Watercolors

  • Wow you are really good. Watercolors are not the easiest medium to work in.

  • mlb

    Thanks Candy!

    I actually thought I disliked watercolors because they are tricky to work with, but by sketching in pen first and then filling in with the watercolors, I was very pleased with the results!

    The class was pretty fun and very much geared towards the beginner with lots of drawing exercises first. I thought that was a little boring but, in retrospect, I think that helped me get into a drawing/arty mode and be more patient with the watercolors.

  • Edie

    Your watercolors are beautiful, Michelle! Edie