Last fall I occasionally attended a local watercolor class on Tuesday afternoons. I debate about the class – on the one hand, the class does not offer much instruction and the work I do in class is often better than what the instructor does (at least in class…I haven’t seen her real work)…on the other hand, it gets me painting regularly and I really like the paintings I’ve done when I’ve attended, like this one.
I forget the “theme” of the class for this week (composition, maybe?), but basically we were to choose a picture from the instructor’s stack of pictures and compose a painting from it. I chose a picture of a cliff/beach scene and omitted much of the stuff in the foreground, to tightly crop in to a better composition than the picture. I really like the colors in this one, and the tiny detail of the people walking along the path.