World Watercolor month challenge Week 2
We're into the second week of the challenge and I've just realized I haven't posted what I did for the first day, whoops, better late than never!
To get myself started I just went for it, got some marks down on the paper, splashed paint around.
Lately I've been working from drawings I do outdoors rather than reference photos. I usually get sucked into scrolling needlessly on the Internet searching for the "perfect reference" while time is going. Working from drawings saves time and allows me to focus on the task at hand.
Sketches from life are already worked out, they're mine, no copyright issues and I already have a connection with them, win/ win.
I struggled a lot with my water control this time so I hope to get a handle on that as the month progresses. This got me thinking a bit more about my goals for this challenge.
Now that I have a few days under my belt, I think I'm clearer on what I wish to achieve for the rest of the month:
Get comfortable with my materials
Experiment with different concentrations of water: pigment
Figure out how to add layers
Work on getting more contrast and a sense of light into the paintings.
That's a lot to work on in a short space of time, I agree, but attempting paintings with these goals in mind will definitely help me show up to paint and not be too tethered to the result.
Have you been doing a challenge? How has it been going for you?