Last weekend we had a workshop of watercolor paintings of landscapes by Alicia Farris. She is an amazing water colorist, and has been honored with numerous awards, and her work has appeared in many national and French magazines.
Last year I had attended a work shop given by her on Portraits. I loved the way she taught and encouraged and was so good with her comments and critiquing. This year she was invited again and she took us through landscapes and seascapes.
Alicia likes small groups so she could pay attention to each and everyone.We were about 16 of us I think. It was such a comfortable group, and I loved having her in Quincy. She honored us by staying with us in our home. That was lovely. And she actually liked the Indian food I made on Friday night.
The painting of the landscape above, I did on Friday at the workshop. Didn’t care for it much. So after Alicia left on Saturday afternoon, I sat and re-painted that and added some color, and you see that painting in the same frame below the one from Friday. However, when I compared them, I didn’t think that the first one was that bad, especially the trees, looked better with the depth. I liked the leaves hanging above better in the first frame. But the cattle looked more like pigs than cows, which look better in the second frame. I should have added some more leaves on the right upper corner.Well any way, I like them both, but I know that I wouldn’t be selling them. Both are not the best. If and when I become better, I shall try it again.
The second painting was of the sea and waves and people walking on the beach. I did this with Payne’s gray and Ultramarine blue. Actually it looks like WP has its own mind and won’t let me put that painting below the landscape. It took me almost half hour to just bring the paintings up here.
Whatever. I am not sure if I will continue to post here and post pictures on WP. Such a headache.
Anyway, these are the two paintings we did of a landscape and seascape. We did a couple more, from the printed samples that she had brought. But I am not going to go through that headache again. Why can’t WP leave good alone?
So, what do you think?