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.  


  1. I think you did a great job with your water color. I'm impressed. ann

  2. Thanks Ann. We will see how the next one goes.

  3. This is the only way I can find you.4,400 entries already and we're only on the first lesson. I haven't posted mine yet. I wonder if it will be found by Jane???
    ps I meant to say how real your painting of the fruit looks.
    Great work.

  4. Thanks Ricky. I don't think I have ever been in an online class that has had so many posts just on the first lesson!!!
    This is one class a person cannot fall behind in when it comes to reading the forums.