Beginner watercolor class day 2

onion watercolorI started in on the onions first off.  They were all sketched and ready to go.  As yesterday, I took a photo of my subject and the finished painting.  I’m sorry the subject picture is so out of focus, but unlike most of the time, I only took one shot so it is the best I have.  I’m mostly pleased with the onions.  It was a complicated composition and I left out a few of the onions in the back.  In the garden, this stalk was atop a thick stem growing in the center of each plant.  I’ve never seen quite an arrangement like this and it intrigued me.

onion subject

Maple leaves watercolorI had some extra time to do another painting.  I chose some fall Maple leaves.  This one was really a learning experience.  Bill wanted me to choose a subject that was large so I could practice making the washes that form the basis for the details, hence the large leaves.  You can see that I was marginally successful and there is a definite progression to the leaves as I worked through them one at a time.  I’m not very happy with these leaves but I’ve learned something about using a larger brush and creating a wash.

Maple leaves subject

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4 Responses to “Beginner watercolor class day 2”


  1. 1 sue September 28, 2009 at 9:51 am

    The onions are an interesting subject…not the easiest to capture but with the editing, you looks great. I looked at the leaves in an enlarged version….perfect…you certainly have found another area of expertise to explore. I look forward to seeing more.

  2. 2 sue September 28, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Guess I should read what I write before hitting submit. Meant to say that the onions looked great and you captured their essence.

  3. 3 Norma September 29, 2009 at 7:30 am

    I go away for a few days and look what you’ve been up to! Your watercolors are beautiful. You really seem to have a knack for this. Looking forward to seeing more.

  4. 4 Stephanie October 2, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Lynne, Lynne, Lynne. Those are so beautiful! I’m just catching up (I don’t have a feed set up on Gary’s computer)and I am very impressed (as usual). Knitting, fiber arts, classic quilting, watercolors, sketching, carving,….. phew. and WOW!


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