It's December, I know... In the Create 38 online watercolor painting class, taught by Vinita Pappas, we just finished a neat challenge for November. Each member could submit a piece that represented something about themselves and their lives. Vinita posted all the submissions in an online exhibit titled One November Day, complete with a worldwide map and a pin for each member who submitted a painting. It was fun to see what each person chose to paint, and of course where we are all located.
I was stumped over what to paint for my submission until I was out in my backyard moving plants. Oh! my colorful California pots planted with warm-weather succulents that I like would be fun to paint! I took my gouache outside to paint some pots, and added a ceramic garden frog that happened to be peeking into the scene.
In November, Vinita also posted a watercolor demo titled Glenbrook Barn which we could try ourselves. I always love Vinita's demos and tips. This was the first time I tried adding a wispy puff of smoke or steam. And I always love painting barns and cows since they aren't plentiful subjects in my area. I had fun with these two pieces.
|5 x 7" gouache|
|8 x 10" watercolor|