Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Watercolor Lessons: Earth

My watercolor lessons continue using First Steps Painting Watercolors (First Step Series) by Cathy Johnson.
This week it was all about the Earth: Rock formations, cliffs, mountains as well as learning to mix sedimentary colors to produce rust.

I really enjoyed this section of lessons. I even found a photo op on my palette:


The next series of lessons is all about learning to paint buildings in landscapes. Very excited for that one as the whole reason I wanted to learn to watercolor was to be able to paint in a journal while on my travels.
For anyone who wants to learn but doesn't know where to start, I highly recommend Cathy's book!


Alex said...

I'll be checking Amazon tonight for her book. You make it look so easy. Rusty wagon would take me a million tries and never look like yours:)

Nichole Renee said...

Wow! You're doing such amazing work with these lessons! I'm astounded by the red wagon! That is awesome!!!!!!!!

Luke A. Bunker said...

Awesome! I think it's great that you are constantly learning new things and developing yourself. You are such an inspiration, and I mean it!

Laura said...

Thanks everyone! The wagon only took me one try but both the rocks and cliff I had to do twice to before it looked half-way decent! I'm still having a problem with too much water and not enough paint. :)
Luke: I think a key to longevity of life is to always stay interested in life itself!