Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Watercolor Class VI

Watercolor, 17x12 cm

This time we tried rocks from mind. It was a real challenge developing rocks from some paint spots. First I was frustrated and then I really started to see the rocks and some grass little bit here and there. And from that moment it was fun adding some shadows, cracks, details, etc. Unfortunately it had to be a short session. But it's a great pleasure to say that we've started with 6, but now we're 9 and a half (one of us is only 5 years old and of course she paints princesses, butterflies, more beautiful and interesting things than we do :D )

Monday, 29 June 2009

Piazzetta San Marco

Watercolor, 20x13 cm

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Different Strokes from Different Folks

Rower in Lake Michigan
Watercolor, 21x16 cm

This is the first challenge that I took from Karin Jurick's "Different Strokes From Different Folks". I'm happy with the result, loose and simple. Thanks to Karin for her time and effort for these challenges.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Watercolor Class V

Still life
Watercolor, 30x21 cm
Two friends
Watercolor, 30x21 cm

Watercolor Class IV

Pastoral theme from mind
Watercolor, 30x21 cm

This blog turns to a weekly diary . Although I upload photos once or twice a week, I keep studying watercolor whenever I can. Watercolor class at the office helps a lot. Thanks to our talented teacher, I'm learning to be more free... not to control the paints too much, and letting them to create surprises... not to be scared of messing things up... I'm not trying to create a "capolavoro", just painting and having lots of fun :)

Crafty weekend

Handmade(by my hands of course :D) bamboo brush mat and sketchbook
Thanks to Cathy (Kate) Johnson for the idea

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Fruitful weekend

La bocca della verita'
Watercolor, 21x30 cm


Watercolor, 17x12 cm

Watercolor, 17x12 cm

From the book "Mastering the art of watercolour" by Ian Sidaway

La sagrada familia

Watercolor, 12x17 cm

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Watercolor Class III

Color and botanical studies
Watercolor, 30x21 cm

Watercolor Class II

Landscapes from mind
Watercolor, 30x21 cm


Watercolor, 17x12 cm

Watercolor Class I

Watercolor, 30x21 cm

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Watercolor class at the office

We've organized a watercolor class at the office. Two days a week, after work, we meet around a big table and our talented illustrator friend teaches us watercolor basics. It's really fun, being with friends and doing something colorful. In the first lesson we just mixed the colors and got in the mood :) In the second one, we tried basic shapes, volume, light and shadow ... and a leaf. I've left my paper at the office, but at home I tried another leaf. What I've done with watercolor class, I'll upload them later. Tomorrow, the third lesson... I can't wait :)

Leaf study
Watercolor, 12x17 cm

Another try...

...with watercolor this time :)

Watercolor, 12x17 cm

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

My new watercolor set...

... I'm excited to try it :)

Monday, 1 June 2009

An experimental study...

Coffee, 12x17 cm

Painting with coffee... It was fun but the result is a little bit sticky so I'll carry on with watercolor :)