For this artwork I would like to say that watercolor was never my forte. I have gotten relatively better but I still just don't like how the paint moves and judging the correct amount of water. This often cause me problems like splotches of paint here and there on my painting. That being said, I figured flowers would be the most appropriate for my first, and probably last, watercolor painting. These pictures were taken from my mom's flowers she had been taking care of in our backyard from multiple angles. I eventually decided to use the picture with the as many colors I can get. This allowed me to prevent the painting from blending into a mess when too much of one color was together. to do the stalks and leaves I went with a basic design of green with a more blueish green to create lines for the "veins" of the leaves. The next step was defining each of the petals on the main flowers in the piece. While challenging at first with the first yellow flower, I managed to figure out a system of blending with the paint. I would start off thick with paint and pull it to the other side of the petal. This created a blend that made each petal stick out better than just painting it all in one shade. The yellow flowers I did something different involving some browns and darker yellows added in. Despite these challenges, I managed to achieve in some respect the desire shading and blending I wanted. Overall, if I was better at watercolors I would be able to do more however this will do for now.
For this we did water color on a fruit of our choosing. We had to pain them in different colors schemes. The top apple was done in cool while the middle ones were done in warm and triadic schemes. The last one was monochromatic which meant I had to use different values to make that apple. I mostly experiment with different ways of applying shades of color and I realize that more water might have been better. Another thing I was struggling to do was keep it wet so I could prevent splotches from appearing in the piece. Lastly, I think the shadow and highlights in water color are easy to make as long as you know where the point of light is coming from.
for this picture we had to learn the different techniques with water color paint. Some of them were simple dry brushes combined with wet paper or vice versa. Others involved the manipulation of paint to create different values. The most interesting of all was the addition of different substances in order to create texture such a as salt or Saran Wrap. Over all these techniques I especially liked the Saran Wrap
Today we started to experiment with Prisma color pencils and water color pencils. I have had multiple experiences with Prisma so it was something I was used to but still wanted to better perfect. Water colors were mostly new to me as I had only used them awhile back. The cube was done in Prisma and was unfinished as I decided to take my time to layer the shades of color onto the object. The second cube was done with water color. For the most part, I am not a big fan of water color as the piece can get muddy if your not careful. I also found that trying to blend cool and warmer colors can cause a smeared look I do not like. Overall, water colors may be fun if I can learn to blend effectively and with certain colors.
This last one was a simple shape shade of a circle and a chart to show darker and lighter shades. I realized while doing this that keep the water color slightly wet at times can stop it from drying, getting rid of unneeded marks.