Studying watercolor techniques this week: Review
These two little paintings are an exercise from the book Watercolor Right from the Start by Hilary Page.
This was lesson two on Understanding the Color Wheel. I really wasn't that interested in the color wheel discussion, mostly the technique of wet on wet. Although my finish pieces are not exactly like the authors, I did learn a thing or two. My pieces turned out with water marks more than I would have liked, instead of a blending of the colors in soft lines. I had the most trouble with the purple background. Although I like the finished product on the right, my hubby liked the one on the left. He was not used to the concept of the white space. He's a kind of "Love the finished product" kinda guy, and felt that one was unfinished. I think the one on the left looks "muddy" because of an allover wash that I used and didn't like, whereas the one on the right has more contrast and is different. I like different!
Love to hear your opinion, especially since this is just practice!