Thursday, June 17, 2010

My Thursday Watercolor Class

Some of the girls getting ready for class to start
Last week my first watercolor class was rained out before we could actually start painting. I thought I'd get a chance to play with the paints this last weekend, but never really had the time. SO if you thought I was holding out on you- I'm not. I promised I share and here you go. :)

Along the garden path
Here is my absolutely first ever real watercolor painting. Have to say that although I enjoyed the majority of the experience after a while the whole not knowing what I was doing thing started to get to me. I know I've talked about this before but it is hard to be a beginner again. And although some of the principles I know from other mediums did transfer (like composition) the working light to dark thing really through me for a loop. I wish I'd thought to take a photo of the actual scene that I painted. It was a lot lighter and brighter than this. Really a beautiful day to be out.

The class meets just outside the Lake Harriet Rose Garden so I walked through the roses to get to class. It was so pretty so I took a couple of photos to share.
View of the garden and fountain

Looking through the border at the rows of roses
Beauty Close Up

6 comments:

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Wow! That venue is beautiful! What a gorgeous place to spend a few hours painting.

I think you did a great job! Watercolors can be intimidating. Can't wait to see more.

Bev said...

oh my gosh, those gardens are so conducive to beautiful watercolor painting...and yours is lovely..i can't believe it's your first!!!
good job...

Julia-Rose said...

This is lovely! I've only had a painting class inside a small room, it must have been divine painting outside there surrounded by lovely gardens. Swoon!

Jen said...

How fun! I loved reading this post and your other post about being a beginner. A bit nerve-wracking and exciting at the same time. I look forward to seeing your future watercolors =)

Jo Wholohan said...

this is absolutely fantastic, way to go jen xx

Charmingdesigns said...

nice job!!! pretty colors