This blog usually has something to do with fiber, dyes, quilts, gardens, nature, watercolor, photos of different things I come across. It originally was about items I had started and needed to finish, then I tried posting a photo everyday, but that didn't work. So it is anyone's guess what will show up at this point.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
A couple of months ago I was checking the fall classes on Joggles and came across one taught by Jane LaFazio. It is Sketchbook and Watercolor: Journal Style. I am always trying to keep up with my journal, which isn't any better taken care of than this blog. BUT I have wanted to sketch and use watercolors in my journal for a long time.
I must say there is a learning curve when the water part of this watercolor painting becomes involved with the paint. And a dab of paint goes a very long way. And there are suppose to be some white areas left after the watercolors have been applied and light areas. That is a problem too and contours.
I have completed my first sketch and painted it with watercolors. I have a ways to go and I must remember to keep telling myself that if I knew how to do this, I wouldn't be in the class.
It is fun most of the time and I will not let those watercolors defeat me. I have learned a little about those as well and not all are created equal. I had a little set of watercolors I thought would work for the class until I started checking them out and ordered some others. So I have the first lesson completed, but should work on some other things throughout the week.