I'm teaching my beginner class two ways to paint: glazing layers, with each layer drying completely before going back to do another layer - and wet-in-wet and juicy. The same photo is done both ways, working on both at the same time (well, putting the glazing one aside and working on the wet-in-wet while the glazing dries; you know what I mean!).
(First painting started wet-in-wet = wet the shape, then drop in the watercolor pigments, letting them blend and merge within the shape).
I started in class with the others but couldn't do anything more with them because I want them to see how I do it so they know the technique (afterall, all we really teach others is techniques we've learned).
Second painting (sorry for the yellow cast to the paper; it was all that yellow the camera was seeing in the peppers) = glazing wet over dry paper, allowing each layer to dry before doing another layer the same way.
So Thursday when I took a drive (gorgeous fall colors and the fog hung over the Ohio River like a fuzzy grey-white blanket) over to Deb's to paint with Deb and Sharon, I started a new pepper painting. Wet-in-wet and juicy. I'm liking it so far. Sharon was painting realistic fish on a cutting board and another version in wild colors a la Carol Carter (as I remembered Carol's colors she uses); Deb was painting another Asian pattern-inspired painting, building up color and contrast slowly but surely.
I hope you had some time to paint this week!
Now Sweetie and I are going over to Rising Sun, Indiana to the Navy Bean Fall Festival and Art Show - one last day of great fall weather before storms come through here tomorrow. Get out and enjoy each fall day you can while the sun shines, the leaves glow and your allergies will allow it :)