After struggling the first day with a myriad of excuses about why my watercolor painting was so crappy, I came back the second day, as masochists tend to do, for more torture. To my surprise, the content of day one and two gelled in a way that made sense without being overwhelming. The result was a much more relaxed attitude and an ability to work more quickly without laboring over details.
These photos are from the demo on day one. Judy completed a value study in charcoal. We discussed anatomy, values, the necessity of careful observation, as well as other art-related issues. Judy is generous with her knowledge and time. Besides that, she is wickedly funny.
Sam, Judy and the completed value study.
This was my painting on day two, a study from life in watercolor of our lovely model, Vanessa.