More lessons from the Birgit O'Connor streaming video I purchased called Atmospheric Landscapes. The only way to get better is more practice - as with everything.
These are all on small bits of 140# coldpress watercolor paper, the largest sheet being a fourth sheet (11 x 15 inches).
Autumn Sky and Field No. 1
Got a blossom/runback in this one in the sky = went in with clean water to make the clouds and it was already beginning to dry.
Autumn Sky and Field No. 2
This one is on a fourth sheet of Arches 300# coldpress (because that's what she used and I figured it may need some reworking which may be why she used the 300# instead of the 140#).
Storm Sky Up
This is what the sky looked like after the storms and tornados ripped through the area last Wednesday morning. I was awakened at 7 am by the sirens and announcements going off at the local university that said we were under a tornado watch. I planned to go to the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society meeting to see Deb Ward's program, but didn't make it - what a crazy day and many lost homes, roofs, trees, etc. Semis turned over on the interstates and flooding where the rain poured in. So March really came in like a lion!
This one is finished because the foreground field looked too dull. Splattered a bit of red and green on it to give it a bit more.
Just got an email saying Birgit O'Connor is going to repeat the free webinar on March 9 - go to her site, check online courses and see it, sign up and enjoy! It's not like the video streaming course I paid for but it's got a lot of good info and techniques to share - keep learning!