Another watercolor sketch/painting done with no prior drawing - in my Strathmore Visual Journal (90#). I have the 140# journal, too, but I think this lighter weight paper doesn't take much working so it's easy to overwork. Knowing that, I try to get the colors and shapes down in 2-3 passes and no more. You can lift a little but not much.
The goal for these paintings without drawing is to lighten up, get to a point where I will not overwork a piece so much, and to help me slow down and see shapes and values better.
This was a pretty convoluted photo I used and I don't think I got the greens or the shapes varied enough in this one.
Still working on this challenge for myself - at least throughout the month of January.
What are you working on this year? What challenges or goals have you set for yourself?