Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Still Trying To Paint

I'm still trying to paint and am using watercolor as I can do so without much fuss or muss.  Mainly, I use it because I can paint for a few minutes, just give my brush a swish in water and walk away until next time.  However, watercolor is a bit tricky for me in the best of times and I'm sure this could use even more work (& skill!). 

I'm quitting with it though as I don't want to overwork it and I'm tired of it.  It's a relatively simple painting but has taken me forever not to mention the fact that yellows and oranges are not my favorite colors to work with. 

They're favorite colors for my husband though and he really likes this. He says it brightens up our dreary, rainy, winter skies.  Well, he's right about that so I'll just put it aside for now.  In the future if I happen to see that it needs more done to it, I'll maybe work on it again.


Sue Clinker said...

I agree with hubby - we need some bright sunny colours just now.

This looks much brighter than the version I saw previously which came through a bit 'grey'?

It is lovely Jan, so pleased you are able to work for short sessions - must be frustrating waiting for the eyesight to improve.

Jan said...

Thanks, Sue. Took first photo with cell phone, this one with camera plus it was much sunnier this time around.

Per advice from a friend, lol, I also deepened some shadows then had to brighten the rest a little.

Will be VERY glad to get back to normal (whatever that is!)