Watercolour painting – Lesson 2

LESSON 2: Two colour sky

300gsm Medium Arches watercolour paper:

Sample 1:

Nice sharp edge to the land area considering I haven’t learned how to do that yet, but not enough variation in blue from upper to lower sections.

Sample 2:

Lost some of the distinct edging to the land on this one and I’m not overly impressed with the sky.

185gsm Medium Arches watercolour paper:

Sample 3:

Again, messed up the land but getting the clouds better.  Trying to get my brain to recognize the differing colours in the clouds and the variation in the strength of the blue across the sky.  Improving.

Sample 4:

This is passable but I do have a tendency to have a lot of clouds.  Variation in blue from upper foreground to horizon line is quite good.  Definite progression in cloud shape and colour positioning.  I’ll probably look back in 3 years and see how rubbish this all is but it’s working for me at this point.

On to lesson three.  More sky, I think.


About Claire B

I am a passionate printmaker, paper maker and book artist. I'm a 'forever' student and frequently attend courses and workshops to extend and improve my creative skills.
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4 Responses to Watercolour painting – Lesson 2

  1. I really like sample 1, great effort!

  2. Its important to do it and finish it and move on. When we are learning we will always look back and say ‘what rubbish’. It would be a pity if we didn’t because that would mean we weren’t learning! Give yourself a break!

    • Claire B says:

      It’s actually quite fun, Jane, as I can do what I like, no pressure, no exams to pass, no competition with anyone else. Just messing around on my own. Three coloured sky next! I’m starting to itch to get to shrubs, trees and land now though.

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