Tuesday, 5 June 2012
Shari Blaukopf's Watercolour Workshop
Today we worked on values. The exercise was to do a planning sketch which blocked out light, mid and dark areas then do a painting. I found this very helpful and will continue to block out a 'plan' before starting into a full page. The photo was my third practice sketch and painting. It is a mundane representation of a magnificent ginko tree with a huge buttress and multiple stems, which in my experience, is unusual as most of the ginkos I know are one trunk with higher branches. This illustrates my challenge - my quick sketch is better than my painting.