Frankly, I didn't mind having some space between two intensive days of practicing technique learning...
Still recovering from an unaccustomed cold, I didn't really feel that well, but thoroughly enjoyed our practice exercises, not meant to be "finished" pieces, but about learning technique.
We were using photographs as our "base" -- but I was still rather amazed to see quite a normal-looking run-down barn turn into this watercolor (we were learning about perspective and using sharp edges to scrap the paper). It's turned a bit more vivid than it really looks, but is certainly way beyond anything I'd normally "paint."
|An old barn|
A final one from a photo of evergreens and snags, along the Blue Ridge Parkway, turned into something different, too.
|evergreens, snags, and meadow|