Sometime late last fall, I mentioned to the husband that I was on the lookout for a book on watercolour painting. Then life roared on forward as it does and I forgot all about it.
Skip ahead a month or two.
On Christmas morning the husband, sweetest of sweethearts, presented me with a gift bag filled with nifty art supplies and a brochure from the local art school in which the description of its introductory watercolour class had been circled in an extremely romantic fashion.
(I wasn't nearly as inventive on his behalf. He asked for shirts. I got him shirts. Some really cool shirts, but shirts nonetheless. And a few other treats he didn't ask for. But still, mostly shirts.)
Anyhoo, all of the above preamble is meant to lead you to the fact that I've been taking a watercolour class on Wednesday mornings for a few weeks now.
Today I learned how to make clouds. There are a surprising number of ways to make clouds in watercolour. The technique in the photo below involves cerulean blue paint and Kleenex. (Ignore the blue and purple stripes at the top. I was also using this page to test out colour mixes.)
Making clouds is awesome.
I have also learned how to make trees. Below is a partial shot of my first attempt at watercolour ever. Trees mostly. Painting spindly, coniferous-y trees is every bit as awesome as making clouds. Way more fun than getting shirts for Christmas.
What are you learning these days?