Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Adult Watercolor, Their Paintings

For the last few weeks I have been teaching an adult watercolor class for beginners.

One student decided to start with this painting which is shown as a step-by step painting in Jan Kunz's book, Watercolor Basics.

Here is the student's version.  I like its vigorous style and bold colors.  She drew only a portion of the original sketch.  She added Indian Yellow and Alizarin Crimson to the Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna that were suggested in the directions.

Another student liked a painting from Julie King's book, How to Paint Flowers in Watercolour.

The photo I took was not well lit so the colors are only an approximation of the completed painting.  The student put her own artistic thoughts into the painting. The leaves are her own style and so are the flowers.  I can  feel a light breeze and spring sunshine as I look at her creation.

The third student elected to use a pot of tulips  for inspiration.

The leaves  are a company of dancers. The tulips have the starring roles. Again, the lighting was not good so the photo below is an approximation.


  1. Such lucky students to have you for a teacher..they did great! :)

  2. These are wonderful--I can see why you were so pleased wtih how the class turned out.