This month I’ll be doing one painting per day for 30 days. My goal is get comfortable enough with the paint brush to enjoy illustrating my stories for myself and my family, and to make artistic expression a daily habit. Welcome to 30 Days of Painting!
Day 9: Water Color Landscape
For today’s project, I wanted to try a strict water color, rather than attempt something story-driven or child-like. I watched a few water color tutorials online, but mostly I just sort of went where the wind took me. I’ve also upgraded my water color situation with a strong plank board painting surface.
Fancy right? For today’s painting, I started with a sketch, and then added in some starting color.
I left some spot in the middle for ice and frost.
And then I finished it off with some extra details, highlights, and shadows.
I really wanted this to feel like the end of fall/beginning of winter. There are still leaves on the ground, but there’s been a frost and so the ground is sheeted with ice. The light is pale and wan, and the shadows are faint. I think accomplished what I set out to do, but it still feels slightly unfinished to me. I’ll have to do more of these.