A big "thank you" for the painting session you gave on Saturday. I thoroughly enjoyed it. As I said, I haven't done a lot of painting recently, but its inspired me.
I particularly liked the varying methods we used on the pots to give them individuality (and to give us good practice!). You planned it well.
I've enclosed my effort. I have darkened some parts (always a failing of mine, I think). On the whole I am very pleased with it, though, as usual, wish I'd done some of it differently.
To be honest I started this out of my depth and, armed with old WHSmith paints and brushes from a Christmas gift years ago, I admit I felt a little anxious for the first half of the tutorial. Wasn’t sure I could do it.
It was my first watercolour painting and I had already learnt a lot just drawing the pots beforehand , then brush sizes, how to use the water, mixing faint colours through to dark, shading. Who knew that the ‘light’ was the place to start and build from there? Wetting the paper, drying the paper, mixing colours - planning that could help, I see that. The importance of detail. Didn’t quite work out how to not put my hand on the painting to paint higher up .... will work on that. And voila, a painting at the end - albeit needing work!
I did find it difficult as I had no real experience and I was a little disappointed that it turned out I am not an undiscovered natural, but I found your teaching perfect for me, your description, pace and demonstrations were spot on. I am in awe of your skill and ability. I thought £15 for three hours tuition from an established and amazing artist like yourself was a fantastic opportunity. I am glad I took it...
... Thank you for an enlightening experience.