Monday, January 23, 2017

2017 Daily Painting Day 3

Dianne and I watched the second Charles Reid video yesterday and this is my second attempt (yesterday's post was my first)  at trying to apply some of his watercolor painting principles.    The only success I can claim is getting a little better at working with pure color.  I was reading in his book last night on his color theory coming from Manet.  So now I need to find a book on Manet and his color theory.  (I wonder if that is why I love his watercolors so much - Impressionistic approach to color.    I am having trouble with the mix of hard and soft edges that make his watercolors so dreamy and effortless looking.  SO I am going to try do get back to a painting a day for the month of February.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

2017 - Daily Painting Day 1 Trying to Apply New Principles

I purchased a Charles Reid watercolor video and my friend, Dianne and I watched the first half and tried to apply some of what we learned.  Not the most successful, by a very fun approach.  Watch, take notes and then attempt what he does.