I have a few large paintings in the works, all at different stages, but none I can actually start painting yet. In the meantime, I wanted to try out a few techniques I saw from the Charles Reid book I just read. One thing that is very different from most watercolor painters is that Reid starts with his dark areas on the face first, then moves on to the lighter. Definitely makes for a better shadow area, but you better know what comes next quickly, before the edges dry. Not my strong suit. As you can see with the painting of my son, a little struggle here, a little fussing there and it's easy to kill a painting. Back to work!
By the way, I added this nifty new "followers" gadget to the right. (I feel so techie-geeky right now.) I think it's so much easier to check in with my favorite blogs by just clicking on their photo. So, if you would like to add yourself as a follower, I will in turn follow yours.