Luminous lighting and loosening up watercolour paintings

  • Hey everyone! I've completed a couple of pieces in the last couple of months and just wanted to share them.

    One piece is a master study of Lee White's beautiful composition of the boy and the moon. Creating the luminous glow with the white ink was so much fun.

    Another painting I've done is 'Ada building a hut', which I did after watching Lee's 'Loosening up in watercolor' class.

    With both of these pieces the main aim for me was trying to keep the painting loose, but not letting it get too messy/out of control. It's a tricky balancing act and I have a long way to go I think.

    I have also painted 'girl playing with her dolls'. I was going through the creative composition class after I had already started this one, so I wish I had done small thumbnails before I began it. Nevertheless, I tried my best to focus on the values in this painting and provide enough contrast/focus/interest, whilst keeping the colour palette to a minimum. I know there's room for improvement, but I do like it overall 🙂

    I welcome any feedback here, all about improving! My aim is to get to the point where I'm really happy with my watercolour paintings and then start learning digital illustration and how I can incorporate my watercolour. I also want to create enough quality pieces to go in my portfolio 🙂

    Thanks!![alt text](![image url](![image url](FE0A5662-6052-4DB8-A89C-C908F7B12D0E.jpeg IMG_2796.jpeg IMG_3002.jpeg image url)))