Friday, May 13, 2011

It takes practice


Daniel Boone Gardens in Summer
watercolor on 140lb. Kilimanjaro cold-pressed
6 x 8.5 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

One project that I am currently working on is watercolor practice. Lately, the only time I use watercolors is for sketches in my sketch journal. I would like to continue to improve with watercolor, so I picked up a nice watercolor block and a couple of new brushes and have begun a regular (sort of) practice. The image above is the result of a practice session. It felt good to be working on nice watercolor paper and in a size larger than my usual journal format. If this scene looks familiar to you, it's because I have also used it for a colored pencil piece, here.

12 comments:

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Just lovely! I feel the soft air.

Karen said...

A very lovely painting. I'd like to be right there.

Patsy Taylor-Craw said...

Gorgeous colors! Nicely done.

AutumnLeaves said...

So beautiful; the trees are just splendid, Ann!

freebird said...

Lol, I did think it looked familiar! I really like it. I've only been painting in my journal and need to step out of it too. You are really doing great!

Yevgenia Watts said...

Very fresh and happy, I like it :)

Alex said...

amazing work as always Ann. I never get tired of looking at your paintings =)

Jim Bumgarner said...

Really exquisite colors here, Ann. Watercolor is a lot of fun!

Cathy Holtom said...

I like how the colours melt into eachother, lovely!

ruca said...

Super vibrancy!

Lissa Rachelle said...

This is really lovely. Seems much beyond practice to me :)

Dan Kent said...

This is very beautiful! You are great at watercolors, and I really like this. You have a good sense of the values - I rely on ink outlines too much - you don't need them. Love the bright colors too!

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