Usually, on the second Wednesday of each month, I get together with several friends and we all paint, and chat and eat.
For obvious reasons, we aren’t getting together this month and quite likely not in May either. So some of us decided it would be fun to take an online class together and we decided on one from Melissa Gannon Studios.
Her style is quite a bit different from mine, so I feel I have a lot to learn from her. This is my painting from the first class.
I did this to test the colors I was going to use for the painting.
Melissa suggested a preliminary painting to work out the composition, so I did this one. I think in some ways, I like this better than my finished piece, lol. It is definitely fresher, because I didn’t keep myself from overworking the finished one.
A few years ago, I bought some WSH150 cold-press watercolor paper that is over 60-years old. It isn’t often that I get the white page syndrome but I’ve had it with this paper – it seems almost criminal to use it, lol. I decided this was a good excuse and this is my first painting with that paper.