Since the beginning of December I’ve been taking a painting class with Patrick Howe, a Seattle-based oil and watercolor artist. It’s pretty much an open studio situation – I go right after work and use that time and space to work on anything that I might want. Patrick provides guidance and can critique if asked. Sometimes he does demos for the class – like 2D and 3D perspective drawing and painting techniques-, we talk about other artists and see their work, etc.
Recently, I’ve been working with watercolor. Before finding Patrick’s class, I was a strictly acrylic paint amateur artist, and always thought watercolors were impossible to work with and that you had to be super talented to master the medium. I was wrong. I am not super talented and yet I can manage to make some pretty interesting things in class. I’m getting excited about my painting because I discovered the wonderful world of framing and putting stuff up on my walls.
Anyway. Now that I have explained a little bit more about my system – or at least how I do art – I bring you the Painting of the Week!
Untitled – watercolor on paper, 22 in x 30 in.
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