Wednesday, January 2, 2013

January 2

OK, I'm not completely disappointed in this.  This is my first attempt at actually painting with watercolors other than doodling with them with the kids or painting as a kids.  It actually came out a lot better than I thought it would.  The inspiration came from a watercolor tutorial I saw on YouTube.  It's supposed to be misty mountains at sunset.  What this experience really taught me is that quality counts with watercolors.  I bought a cheap pallet thinking I only wanted to play around so buying a more expensive set wasn't necessary.  Oh my, is it ever necessary.  I really struggled to get any kind of depth of color out of the pallet.  They stayed washed out and weak no matter how hard I tried to pick up more color.  As a result I am currently sporting a bluish-purple thumb and middle finger from trying to squeeze color out of the brush to get it to give up some richer color.  I am really eager to explore watercolors further, however, I think it's going to have to wait until I get higher quality paints.

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