Thursday, November 17, 2011

Watercolor Paintings from class

Last week we played with watercolors in my Paint like the masters class. The kids all really seem to like watercolor painting more than anything else so far which was fun for me. They actually sat and focused for the whole time and made some cool paintings. The only requirements were that it had to be a nature scene, and preferably something with water in it. These were two of the paintings the kids came up with.
I painted with the kids too, because there were a few of them missing so they were a little easier to handle than normal. I wanted to try something similar to a piece I did in college where there was a coy fish swimming beneath some lilly pads. That piece had been done in collage and I can still vividly remember how much of a pain it was to cut out so many scales and paste them on. I think the count was over a hundred of them by the time I was done. So needless to say, the watercolor version was much easier and much more enjoyable. This week were drawing a still life, should be fun!
"Being Coy Again"
12" x 12"


Cat Suen said...

ahh :) love how the koi is surfacing..can't wait to see the still life watercolors!

Quinn said...

Thanks Cat! The kids all took their still lives home this week, but just wait till you see the Jackson Pollock t-shirts we made!