This was the second exercise we did today. We first painted an abstract watercolor across the whole page. Then used a credit card to make lines and move paint around. Then we had a paper cutout window which we used to find sections we liked, drew them and cut them out. Most of the students lined theirs up in nice rows of rectangles. Lynn needs to be "different" so she made a roof on one of hers. There is just nothing to be done with her rebellious self.
We are learning composition here. This was a lesson in letting paint run containing it inside the form of the pencil drawn fish.
And then we learned how to splash water drops on and around the fish. We did the eye last after it was dry and the lips last too. They make it stand out teacher said.
This is part of my paint table and some of my equipment.
This lesson, our last of the day was drawing a tree, masking it off and then using a mouth atomiser to spray paint for the back ground. We did not have time to finish in class so we took them home. The masking tape is pulled off and next I am to paint the tree with watercolors, outline in black some parts and add foreground flowers using watercolor resist crayons.
I liked using the mouth atomiser even though I got dizzy from blowing so hard. You had to blow real hard to get it to work. Where the spots are round I was too close, but I said I did that on purpose. NO mistakes on MY work! LOL
I used the same masking off technique, & spray technique for my W = Wow for Watercolor techniques ATC for our ATC Blog. But also added salt to wet paint and let dry, & scrape off salt with credit card. Then outline letters in black ink (or paint) combining several techniques learned today. (this salt exercise was a repeat from his first watercolor class I took last year).