.....I've started another course of watercolour lessons last week with Marina Marcolin ....the excercise was to carefully build up the painting in sections with "wet in wet" washes ..background , vase , foreground and then leaves ..adding some fine details at the end "wet on dry"... The yellow fan shaped leaves of the Ginkgo Biloba are so beautiful in the autumn .
....i've just started exploring pouring with washes as part of the 100 washes challenge .... here i made two pours holding the paper vertically ...i did paint two small areas of magenta whilst the second pour was still wet.
......i painted this a few years ago but wanted to share this quick study without an initial pencil sketch as i painted the darks first as in the demo below ....this was a wonderful old derelict building with each window carefully blocked up .
painted this yesterday at class following Marina's demo . ..have to resolve a few areas still ...the darks were painted first in this exercise ....it was a good study for textures ..it's a subject i like so will paint this again with a different approach .