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Water colour class at a local art museum

I found out that my local art museum was offering a water colour class very cheaply, including materials. Since I was supposed to work that evening, I convinced one of my colleagues to switch with me so I could go. She kindly agreed!

We started off just letting primary colours blend into each other to form abstract landscapes.

The one on the left is my second one, where we were supposed to keep the work abstract but go in another direction. The one on the right is from when she showed a simple technique to paint trees.

By using the same technique, I painted a more fanciful tree. I had this oddly shaped brush to work with, but it lent itself well to the exercises and created interesting strokes. I might invest in one for myself…

I miss this medium! It’s so much fun, but I get so lazy in every day life…

April 19th 2017.

Throwback Thursday: Sherlock

I started a new job this Tuesday so I’m really tired right now and almost forgot about TBT. But we’ll continue with a watercolour painting.

scrutiny

My Sherlock obsession started in 2011, when I painted this picture. It’s not my best work, but I like the shadowing in the face. I could have worked more on the clothes and the hair than I did, but I still feel it turned out rather well.

March 12th 2011.

Throwback Thursday: The Woman

2012 was a year for water colour paintings and also the height of my Sherlock obsession.

thewoman

In February 2012 I painted this portrait of Irene Adler. She’s my favourite character in the Sherlock Holmes series, but I felt that the tv series didn’t do her justice. But she’s still an interesting character.

I like the hair, and how the blue of the background reflects in the blue of the shadowing. This makes me feel like I really need to get back to painting.

February 4th 2012.

Throwback Thursday: Young man in front of garden window

I used to do a lot of water colour paintings, and it’s one of those things that I really miss. Last year I tried to do a landscape painting, but it turned out so horrible that I threw down the brush and haven’t dared to turn back.

2012 was one of those years where I did a lot of water colour paintings that turned out really good.

youngman

This is one of my favourites from that year. It’s based on a picture of Benedict Cumberbatch (I’m a huge fan) and I love how I used the colours and the shadowing. The colour palette is really nice.

I want to return to this medium, but I’m sure there’ll be a few growing pains. Maybe I should just get started and try not to care when the result turns out piss poor.

April 2nd 2012.