Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Slight Diversion

I have been a little naughty and bought a new set of watercolour paints. I bought a cheap set when I got all my C&G requirements and it is true that you get what you pay for. So even though I don't really need them I went looking for a better set and just had to buy a Sennelier set. It was just calling out for me to buy it so I did.

So today I printed out one of my photos from the UK trip and just sat down and tried to paint it. It was fun - not good - but fun. I am astounded how even though I have only just started this course I am looking at things differently all the time.
This is the photo

This is my attempt


Anonymous said...

Thats pretty good Lisa-you certainly have the colours well chosen. And it is unfortunately true that no matter what it is ,the more expensive one usually IS better!!!!camcas

Judy said...


Good one for a first try, I know I couldn't manage.

Anonymous said...

PS lisa-buying essential art equipment like paints to maintain one's sanity is not "naughty" .!!!! Santa would understand!!! camcas

Vicky aka stichr said...

I love it!

Rayna said...

I meant to comment the other day that I thought the painting was more interesting than the photo. You are interpreting, not reproducing (otherwise, why not just have the photo?) - and I think it's terrific.
Watercolors are difficult to work with, I think.

shirley mason said...

I would be happy to paint like that, Lisa. Finding your blog so interesting. Hope you are mending well!