Besides the class in watercolor that I am currently taking, I’ve been going through my watercolor books and going through some of the exercises.
This exercise came from a book by John Lovett, ‘Watercolor for the Fun of It: Getting Started‘. I love the examples in the book. Unfortunately, it has some printing errors. There is one section of the book where several paragraphs start in the middle or end of a sentence. Most of the lost wordage is exposition, extra explanation, and I’ve had no trouble telling what is going on. I love John’s style and the examples and exercises in the book, so even though I had checked the book out of the library and was aware of the problem, I bought the book anyway.
I don’t have all the colors that John uses and substituted in some places. I added extra fish and did some thing with the water that weren’t in the exercise. Normally, I wouldn’t sign something I painted from an exercise without putting the author’s name below, but in this case, I think I changed things enough. I still credit John every time I show it to someone.