I painted this recently from a model in my watercolor class.
I love painting with watercolors. It's a way to completely block out the world and concentrate on color. I have been painting in watercolors for just over a year and have yet to paint something I'm really happy with. Thus far, it is more process than product for me but that is OK. Though I still have a tendency to overwork things, I can see where I am learning and improving.
I have no desire to frame everything and put it on a wall or enter things in shows. I just enjoy playing around with color. At first I tried to duplicate the exact subject, but thanks to my current teacher Victoria Kwasinski, who is absolutely fearless in her painting, I've learned to be looser and bolder with color. "Just remember," she says, "It's only paper."
It's been three weeks since the last class of the second session for this year at Park Hill Art Club and I am itching to get back into it at the end of March. The next class will be mixed media--also with Victoria. To see some of her work, click here.