Woman Painting

Watercolor woman
Woman Painting, watercolor on paper 12 in. x 9 in., March 2018

I really enjoyed this exercise since it helped me paint more freely. On this day in my winter watercolor class, our instructor had us work on “glazing.” We worked in watercolor layers- the first being undertones of the colors we saw, and the second being the “over” color. We observed other people in the class and used them as our subject matter. After sketching Maya in brown ink, I had fun placing different patches of color all over, and then going over those initial colors with more. I wanted to keep the light quality of watercolor with transparent glazes of pigment. I paid attention to light vs. dark areas, and cool vs. warm shadows. I like the glazing technique. It is a good tool to keep in mind as I watercolor.

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