This week we were given a very colourful still life to explore with our watercolours, and a very large sheet of paper to work on. It was easier to stand for this one, something I don't usually do, (too lazy), but it was surprising how it really helped when working large.
I didn't get to finish it, so worked on it a bit more from home. I had taken the photos you see above as a reference. I decided to have another go on a much smaller scale, re-arranging just a few of the elements that I particularly liked. There was something about the large blue jug that attracted my eye, plus the contrasts in the fabrics colourful stripes, and the flowery scarf.
A couple of sketches where I was trying out the new composition.
A much smaller piece, and I've also changed the colours in the scarf.
Another sketch, this time using a paintbrush and paint, instead of a pen/pencil.
I've stopped here, I think I preferred it before painting the jug!
I have also been playing around with one of the experimental landscapes from my other (Wednesday) class, I won't be doing anymore to this one either, but I do feel that I'm learning more each time I put paint to paper.
Finally, the view from my spare room window where I do my artwork, and I think summer may have arrived at last. Gorgeous blue skies, and wall to wall sunshine, long may it last!