Monday, 20 January 2014

Waiting for Bedtime.... and a couple of practice pieces

You all know how much I like experimenting with my watercolour, so I tried a couple of different exercises, one from a magazine and one from a friend's painting.

Once these practice pieces were done, I created my own painting.
This is it:

Waiting for Bedtime



the two practice pieces are these:

lamb

bridge






As you can see, the practice pieces bear no resemblance to the painting I wished to paint. Sometimes that happens. I need to paint to get my confidence in what I want to do, going. So any painting works.
Rather than me thinking overly about what to paint for practice, I will look up "how to" paintings. I'm not overly fussed on the outcome, it's the practising which is important.
Practice is always important - and I'm sure that both my wildlife and river paintings, when I make them, will be all the better for these practice pieces.


13 comments:

  1. I love all three but especially the lamb. Your work is absolutelty brilliant.Thank you dear Pat for all your support! xx

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  2. Have fun practising, looking good so far

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  3. Wonderfull aquarels, best regard from Belgium

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  4. I think this is a really cute bunch Pat! :0)

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  5. I agree with you, Pat - practice ... practice ... practice ...
    It's the only way we can improve. :)

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  6. Dear Pat, Please have confidence! The work, all looks wonderful and heartwarming that looks like picture book illusrtation. Challening a new thing needs our confidence and examines how much we have it (*I studied such sort of it in psychology). Regarding results, take it easy. Pat, enjoy drawing and writing!!
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  7. You are right, Pat! Practice! These are very sweet.

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  8. I like them all. What is it they say? Practice makes perfect

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  9. Pat by the looks of these three pieces I would say you do practice my friend. I love the lamb - so precious. Hope you have a great week.

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  10. Well, they're all nice but they are certainly different!
    I just love the little lambie!

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  11. Hi Pat, practice or not, I think that the quality and beauty of your watercolors are really excellent. Hugs.

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  12. Practice is so important, and these are great pieces, Pat!

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  13. All very nice, my favorite is waiting for bedtime! Best.

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