This past three days were spent submerged in a wet-in-wet process of painting with transparent watercolors. Carol Carter flew in from St. Louis to teach 12 of us how she creates her dynamite paintings that are so full of color and movement. She did a great job, and we learned some very valuable things to help us on our art journey.

Check out Rhonda's blog, http://rhcarpenter.blogspot.com/ where she has detailed what Carol explained. Over the next couple of days, I'll post my attempts at painting using Carol's directions.

The first painting was to be done with only two colors, one warm and one cool, and each shape was wet before we applied the paint. I felt my painting was a little hard on the eyes, yet the idea is to use pure, pure pigment. No muted colors allowed! I was challenged. Here's the first day's work.

"BILLOWS" Transparent Watercolor on 140#CP Arches 15 x 11"


Nava said...

Nice!! There's a glorious glow to it!!

Dawn said...

It looks like everyone had a great time with Carol. I am so jealous! I love the bright colors (you are shocked I know) This painting is very beautiful and eery too. Cant wait to see the rest!

Anonymous said...

Lovely colors. I hope you'll tell us a little about the paint brands & colors you are using.

Sandy said...

whoa, this is great!! I'm behind on my visits (watching grandkids) so I'm enjoying lots of paintings to look at.