Monday, March 17, 2014

Water Colouring.

I have been to two of the water colouring classes now  and my dread of having to do a still life on lesson one turned out to be a reality. The tutor could see I wasn't happy with an apple and a banana  so gave me an old metal railway sign which was advertising a wine with a picture of a grape vine with grapes hanging on it.
We finished our still life in the second lesson so here is my first efforts at water colour painting.  When I got it home I couldn't resist adding a butterfly to it. Well it would have been rude not to!!

Not exactly a master piece  but it's a start. I'm more at home with oils and there is a different technique  to using water colours. Next lesson we are painting flowers which is much more in my comfort zone so watch  this space as they say. 

30 comments:

Weekend-Windup said...

Good start. Looks great! Good luck!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Mrs A, your colouring looks fabulous. Looking forward to seeing what you do next time!
hugs Sue xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image.xxx

Catherine said...

This is beautiful Valery Anne ! I love water colours... Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Di said...

Fabulous Mrs A - is there NOTHING you can't do?

Big hugs

Di
xx

Di said...

Or should that have been ANYTHING you can't do? But you knows wot I mean!

xx

Sue said...

This is lovely Mrs A well done you! huggles Sue xx

Karen Petitt said...

That's fabulous work Mrs A. So proud of you. I love water colour paints but oil paints terrify me! I took water colour classes at one point and I love using them on my cards and papers. I can draw but it takes me ages and I'm never happy with the end result lol! I think it's why I love stamps so much xx

Carol L said...

Those berries look delicious enough to eat! Well done!

Irene said...

Beautiful Mrs. A I am so envious of your watercolouring skills.
Love the added butterfly.
luv
irene
xxxx

Kathleen said...

What a fabulous creation to say you are not comfortable with it.
Brilliant work.

Kath x

Sandra H said...

Lol was you expecting a male student them Mrs A.......l just love what you have created its gorgeous the fruit look yummy can't wait to see more xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Mrs A
Who wants to paint an apple when you can paint this lovely picture. Not sure I could do anything like this so good for you. Now, if it was Fernando Alonso as a still life, I'd give that a go lol!
Look forward to seeing your next painting.
Ang x

Sally H said...

It's gorgeous! You should be very proud of yourself!

Sari Jokinen said...

This is such a Beautiful card! It's like a miniature painting! Love the colors! Have a wonderful day! Hugs and sunshine

Hettie said...

Ooooo! Hark at the artist...the p**s artist!
Lovely looking fruit and the butterfly finishes it off.
Hugs
xx

Diane said...

This is beautiful Valery Anne what fun water coloring.

Hugs Diane

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I think you did a great job... I couldn't do it, Copics, Pencils or watercolour! X

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think your work in oil did help you produce this, Mrs. A. and I don't care if you agree, to me it's a masterpiece for a first time go at watercoloring!! Me, in awe!! I can't wait to see what you do next. That butterfly was the perfect little touch to complete the scene!! Hugs, Darnell

Brenda in IN said...

If this is your first attempt, you will be a master at the end of class! Great job for the first time.

Bonnie said...

Your 1st watercolor attempt turned out very well! I didn't post my first attempts they were so bad. The butterfly is the perfect touch!

Greta said...

I'm so impressed! Bet you'll have fun with the flowers next!

Planetsusie said...

This is lovely for a first attempt - wow! You have lovely shades of dark and light in there but of course your butterfly is the creme de la creme!!! lol.

So glad you are joining our merry throng at the CCC - just think how many Christmas cards you will have made by Christmas - yay!!

Lots of hugs to you Sue Pxxx (CCC)

Asha said...

First attempt?! Get outta here! This is fabulous, Valery. Can't wait to see what you bring from lesson #2. Well done!
xxx Asha

scrappymo! said...

Thanks so much Mrs A for the tip about how to follow Rachel. My mind is full of other things at the mo (see my comment on the Xmas blog) and I just couldn't figure it out for the life of me.

So good to see you join us over there. You will really like the group. I met Sue J and Sue P in Scarborough when I was over last August. They are lovely girls!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Terific job, if that's your first watercolouring. I love how the berries seem to catch the light.
Caroline xxx

rachel said...

great stuff - looking forward to seeing more of what you do! Now following! Hugs rachel xx

Ina said...

Looks fabulous. Love the colours and of course you HAD to add a butterfly. Just finishes it of beautifully.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous first attempt Mrs A, love the fabby colours and the added butterfly.

Have a great weekend.

Warm hugs
Maarit

MaryH said...

Looks like a masterpiece from where I'm sitting! I couldn't do it. And yes, it needed a pretty butterfly to make it all your very own. Well done Valery. I like it a lot. TFS