Then I stalled, for some reason. The weather is beautiful and I've taken to the streets and parks to gather inspiration instead. (This is one of Alisa's suggestions, so I'll say I'm doing my homework.)
But at the back of my mind, I'm wondering if I'm suffering a creative block. The section of the course I'm at now should be my favorite - Painting on a Wet Surface. Yet I'm fearful, somehow, of continuing. Too many choices to make - size, color? Will it be as good as others I've seen?
Oh brother, I think I'll go and slop paint on my Painterly Days coloring book. Maybe that'll get me over it.
Here's another page from my Painterly Days Watercoloring Book, painted with watercolor and Twinkling H20's:
In "Alisa Burke" fashion, I painted the page first ignoring the lines altogether. I used lots of water.
I added the second layer after the first layer was dry.
I signed up for Alisa's Watercolor Blooms class. Her classes are on sale until August 2nd; it is very good value at $10US. I'm enjoying the short videos and as usual she is inspiring me to paint. That's the main thing - as she says, it is practice that makes you better!
I'm definitely still having fun with the Painterly Days watercoloring book. I used lots of water on the background above, and dropped color into it, wet on wet style.
On this next page, I splashed wet color all over the page not paying attention to where the pattern was. After it was dry I painted some of the areas again. This time I used Twinkling H20's (metallic watercolor).
Next time I'll try and remember to take a picture between the layers.