But none the less, I learned a ton of techniques and came away with a much great appreciation of watercolor as a medium.
And... came away with the total appreciation for needed a LOT of practice to get good at it. It was quite the challenge!
We used a 7"x10" watercolor block and did a lot of exercises and techniques. Here are a few of my meager attempts...
Mountain with waterfall:
It was a fast-paced with lots of laughter and fun! A couple of other things I learned about myself: I need to wash my hands more as evidenced by the dirty smudges on my examples, which I did not edit out due to sheer laziness on my part this morning! I also need to move my shoulders and neck around more -- I was very sore when I got home. Even though we had a lot of breaks and up and down times moving out paintings out to dry, I think when I paint I tense up too much and was definitely feeling it when I got home. Relax Rhonda!