the green tree leaves and bushes...the brown dirt road and ground...
I believe there were twelve of us, one man and the rest women...many were experienced painters already... You can see the teachers demo painting on the front table.
I could not get the hang of "splatter" painting for texture; I learned that trees are not brown, they have shades of blue and purple in them; that blues and purples can also be used for leaves in bushes to show contrast; and how to lay out rays of light coming through the trees by laying a long narrow strip of watercolor paper diagonally across the painting and rubbing out the color with a sponge.
Thank goodness she said not to expect to be creating a masterpiece today, but to concentrate on learning different techniques. I am looking for Bambi in this picture, do you see where he ran off to?
Needless to say I was exhausted on Sunday after my long busy weekend. Actually went out to my car mid afternoon to take a short nap. I was that tired.
If you read my blog from Friday to today you will see why. Fun, but I am actually looking forward to going to the dentist this morning because I get to lay back, close my eyes and rest some more. Even work will seem like relaxation in comparison.
Have a great week!