I hope the title of this post isn’t misleading! I think I am making progress but it is all in the eye of the beholder!
I am taking an online watercolour course and finding information on places like youtube. The artist teaching the course painted a lemon to show a few different skills. It looked so easy! I could do that! No problem. Well, let’s not talk about #1…
#2 is better as far as colour goes but the shadow on the lemon is too harsh.
#3 is a bit better again. The shadow is better both on the surface and on the lemon. But the highlight looks like it is a hole.
#4 is better again. One of my favorites.
# 5 is pretty good but a little harsh in colour.
And #6 is probably the best so far. I like the shape better. The shadow on the lemon is a little weird on the left side but not too bad. Somehow I manage to get smears all over the sides of the paper. I will have to be more careful as I learn.
So all in all, I think I am progressing.
In this post, I wanted to show you that we all start somewhere. But we have to keep going if we are going to get better. And if you enjoy it. I am really enjoying the moments in the day when I can sit in the quiet and practice for a few minutes.
So what have you always wanted to try?
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