Monday, March 03, 2008


I really enjoyed the workshop on Saturday. The technique is a little too abstract-like for my taste but it was really nice to be in a room with about 14 more artists learning something new. The time passed really fast, and when I got home I realized how long it had been. I was really tired.

I wasn't really thrilled with my picture, but the teacher seemed to think it was interesting. I did enjoy the part where she gave us some color samples and we were to mix a matching color from the 12 or so colors on our pallette. We each had 5 (no one had the same colors) and I came just about perfect to 3 and not too bad on the other two.

Even when I oil painted, I didn't mix colors on my own. We had a teacher who was telling us what colors to mix. I always wrote down the "ingredients" for the different colors so that I would have it for reference. So this was a new experience for me. The idea scared the life out of me at first. I couldn't imagine getting the colors from dark to light without white. But after I learned that water was my "white", I did a better job.


Ai said...

It seems like you had a great time with watercolor. I can't wait to see some more watercolor works from you.

Jo Castillo said...

Sounds like you had fun! We will be waiting for the new work in watercolor.