Saturday, September 17, 2011
Painted yesterday with Leslie, a long time water color student of mine. She takes fabulous photos of the California Sierra mountains, and this watercolor was painted from one of those photos. It shows a little pine growing out from between a crack in the rocks still covered by late spring snow. We started off with the lighter, largest value areas, and finish off with the darker value areas and finer details. Values and colors are the important thing here with just enough detail to get the job done. I think that I can do a looser painting than this one, but that will have to wait for another water color day. Love those water color days!