watercolour: drawing, still life and squares

This week... I've enrolled into a class at Sydney Community College "Drawing Essentials" with Kassandra Bossell. I'm really looking forward to getting my drawing skills up to scratch again, even though I don't think my drawing skills are that bad, but I think my brain needs a refresher course to get more motivated to do more drawing! My plan for this course is take drawings I complete and create them in watercolour! The course starts on the 20th July...Can't wait :)

I been working on my still life and painted two watercolour glazes over the background, to make the foreground stand out more. I'm really happy with how it has turned out especially since it was my first watercolour still life. I loved the whole process of adding darker glazes to create the painting!

still life watercolour - A3

I have also completed (unless I start to fiddle with it again!) Project 2 from the water, paper, paint book. It was such an interesting exercise, completing the second layer of colour in a stronger hue, mixing the colours and adding them on top of other colours was great fun!

watercolour shapes - A4

My little squares and rectangles look like they got a bit out of control and ended up a little messy around the edges! I'm a bit of a perfectionist and love everything to be done perfectly so I was having a bit of a hard time letting go and allowing my painting to just be what it is... slightly untidy! But I do really like how it turned out now and especially all the colours :)


  1. I think these both look fantastic! Looks like you really have the hang of the art of watercolour. And how cool to be doing a drawing course. Look forward to seeing what you come up with from that too :-)

  2. Looks like you've really nailed the 3D aspect of the first image, it's fascinating to see the process.

    The colour grid has turned out really pretty, how great to be able to end up with something so nice from what started out as a technical 'exercise' :)

  3. Both look fantastic - I especially like the watercolour squares!

  4. These are really perfect both of them in their own way. The first one flawless and smooth, the other one playful and whimsical! I've really started to see the value of instructors and courses. Hopefully I'll get the chance to do a live course one day like you do! I know MY drawing skills would need it :) I'm excited to hear how your course will enfold.

  5. What an inspiring post. I love experimenting and these pieces look great. Love all those peachy hues in your still life.

  6. I am so intimidated my water colors and they turned out divine.!

  7. Honestly, these are beautiful Lamina. Are you planning to frame them and hang them up somewhere in your home?
    Ronnie xo

  8. is that the finished piece at the top? it looks amazing.


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