Tri-hue watercolor class, week 2

We had a long critique session, looking closely at each practice piece and making observations. At the end of class, Dick told us, “These are terrible! You’ll look back in future weeks and realize it. These show the origins too much [cyan, magenta, yellow].” And he assigned us to do it again, with new eyes, some new goals, and somewhat relaxed constraints.

We used mat board Ls to find and frame “little gems” in each piece: areas where the colors layered in complex and interesting ways, where we saw COLOR and luminosity, in the interaction in colors in halation or vanishing boundaries.