Adventures In Watercolor 4

As promised, here is my final piece from my watercolor class:

For our finals, we had to pick a photo (NOT a painting!) and reproduce it on 18 x 24 paper. Mine was based on this photo of the Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland. As you may have noticed from my previous paintings, trees are kinda my specialty, so this seemed like a good choice. I’m pretty satisfied with the end result; I only wish it could look more transparent, more like a watercolor painting – here, I added so many layers that it looks more like a gouache/acrylic piece. I guess I just need to practice more…

And here are some more paintings that I’ve been working on since the class ended:

There is still a lot I need to learn though, so once my schedule slows down a bit, I’m going to see if there is another class I can take.

3 Comments on “Adventures In Watercolor 4”

  1. Mike says:

    Magnificent! These are so good, Salazar! I’m so impressed! You’re doing a terrific job!

    You must share your secret for tree painting. Mine are not nearly as good as yours!
    I’m really good at skies and water, using “wet on wet” though.

    Keep up the awesome work! 🙂

    P.S. I added a link to your page on my blog post today. I was thinking that maybe we could have an art post day (similar to how we do book reviews) and link each other’s pages. I think that would be fun. I’ve been taking photos around town lately and want to produce postcards from them.

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  3. Kezzie says:

    Salazar, these are utterly brilliant!! What wonderful paintings! I wish I had that much skill with a paintbrush. I really like the vitality of the colours and the pretty leaf and the Avenue of trees are my favourites!
    I look forward to seeing what you do next!

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