6/30/11

White Geranium

White Geranium Demonstration
This is a journal page done in last week's Watercolor Sketchbook Journal class.  It was to done to show how to make the white blossoms stand out by painting a simple background color.  The petals were also kept simple with just a few shadows.

Yesterday's quirky weather changed my plans for the afternoon drawing class.  We had to find a warm place (it wasn't!) and do indoor-type drawing. The weather prediction was for 71 degrees  -  and it was that warm  in nearby areas.  It was 53 degrees here all day!!!  We should be getting used to the low fifties, but come on  -  don't promise us seventies and then roll in the fog off the Bay that drops the temp by twenty degrees.  Who's responsible for that anyway?     The morning watercolor class stuck it out and did some great paintings.  They had no choice  -  there was nowhere to go  -  we were committed.

Here in the USA we have the Fourth of July weekend coming up!  What are your plans?   How about doing a grid of small squares in your sketchbook and recording a few of the long weekend's happenings? Only a couple of minutes of commitment at a time makes it easier to tackle.

6 comments:

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Love your white geranium....I will be in a watercolor workshop....what more can a girl ask for...painting summer meadows in Germany...fun, fun!

Catherine said...

Cynthia - the workshop does sound fun! We will be looking forward to seeing what you paint.

Lana said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. Your watercolors are lovely!

Catherine said...

Lana - Thanks so much. I just visited your blog - beautiful!

Carol C said...

I just bought that tin of green tea mints so I could make a tiny watecolor palette, but you've beaten me to it! Oh, well, any hints for success? 1/4, 1/2 or whole pans?

Catherine said...

Carol - it's such a cute little tin, isn't it. A see-through cover! It holds seven HALF pans.