I have been doing
drawings and oil paintings off and on ever since I remember. I am
fascinated by watercolor paintings. I took a class at one of the
community college few years ago. While in the class, I came across a
photograph in one of the magazine that I tried to paint. Since I am use
to oil painting, it looks more like an oil painting than a watercolor
painting. What do you think?
Any suggestions to
improve the watercolor techniques or guidance to use sites that helps improve
watercolor technique will be very helpful to me. I want to really learn
about watercolor painting and am having hard time to enjoy it.
I have to say that the flower is well done, the only thing I would suggest is to darken the background, it may help with the composition. May be use some blurry leafs or something along those lines.
I have been painting with watercolors for a while and what I hear is that the best resource is to go to the workshops. Although you can always draw some knowledge a bit cheaper way, such as Cheap Joe's website with his short lessons. Also, you may pick up a book about watercolor that may be helpful to you. Otherwise I have to say it's all about practice and your intuition! Just keep painting!
Thanks Yvs - I think you are right about the background. I will try it out. I appreciate you guiding me to the resources that would help. Have a great day.. DesignerUnlimited
I found good teachers in Roland Hilder and Mario Cooper - both deceased but have
excellent books which start at the beginning. Roland was a very accomplished illustrator
and painter and had great difficulty learning water color. He is one of England's best known
watercolor artists. Mario was head of the American WC Society for over 20 years. They are both
great writers and very good teachers.
Thanks for taking time to reply to my post. I will check them out. Have a great day.