It's been far too long since I have updated my blog, so I am playing catch up!
The month of September saw me attend a wonderful Art-Events workshop called 'Venice in Watercolour'. Julie King was the inspiring tutor who made it all look so easy.
Julie started us off by painting a scene of a building on the canal which had beautiful shutters, lots of character and looked a painters paradise, especially if you were there! She showed us various techniques and ways in which we could capture the essence of the scene and bring it to life. Unfortunately my picture turned out nothing like I hoped so it will be resigned to my folder where all the graveyard paintings go! I never chuck them away as you can learn so much from them when you look back, but it certainly won't be making any public displays!!
For the second part of the day (after a nice picnic lunch and a natter) we painted the Venetian skyline from a picture supplied by Julie. Again, she showed us various techniques and the best ways of using the colours.
Here's my attempt below! Still not brilliant, but a far cry from the previous picture (trust me)!