We started this painting on November 29th, 2017, and I finished it in today’s class, December 6th. It went pretty quickly, despite there being a lot of layers, and interesting bits here and there. I’m pretty pleased with the end result.
November 29th Session
December 6th, second session
Aureolin (Cobalt Yellow)
Sap Green and Permanent Rose mixed for deep greens
Quin Burnt Orange
Chromatic Black (Quin Burnt Orange and French Ultramarine)
I finished this last week after working on it for a month while in San Jose, California. I got to work with my friend, Edna Wendes, who is a fabulous watercolourist and teacher. I had so much fun in her class with the other students.
The story of this painting is also a bit different. It’s a picture from my friend Amy’s wedding of she and her husband in a stunning embrace flanked by a white lighthouse, as you can tell in the source photo. I walked into their living room and was just absolutely stunned by the photo. I begged Amy to let me paint it, it was such a stunning visual.
I started this painting way long ago, and had only been able to mask the buildings. Then I stopped going to painting classes for a while. A few weeks ago, my mom and I had a painting session where I worked on this. Today, I attended the class of one of my favourite watercolourists, Edna Windes, and she gave me more advice and pointers, so I finished the piece.
This painting was pretty fun. I have been to Big Sur on the California coast many times, and seen many views like this. Familiar, and thoughts of home.
I began this painting towards the end of last week’s class, May 25th, 2016. There were two classes this week, a makeup class May 31st, and our regular class, June 1st (today), so I had lots of time to work on this painting in a fairly short period of time. Our teacher is so generous to let us make up missed classes. Continue reading big sur coast→