Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Confession

Here is my first attempt at the dsfdf challenge




Here is my second attempt

In response to the feedback I've gotten on my Victorian House (second attempt), let me tell you something. This was my SECOND try! I almost didn't do it because I felt like I needed to move on! But I really wanted to produce something nice for the dsfdf blog. So I pulled out my trusty Charles Reid’ book for some inspiration and got to work. AGAIN. Can I get a what what from all the people who hate doing a painting over?

Here is what helped me, a painting by Charles Reid in his book "Charles Reid'’s Watercolor Secrets" This book has MANY wonderful paintings that can be used for inspiration when you want it to be fast, wet, and loose. Your painting, of course!

10 comments:

Watercolorist said...

It's so interesting to see the different results of the challenge. I, too, constantly turn to my reference books gathered over the years, so I decided to review four of them in my latest post.
Jean

Michelle Burnett said...

Very nice job Rachel! It's full of life!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

Beautiful job on the second one, I love how you loosened up in it! It's very exciting to look at!

maria said...

I also agree with the others. Your second effort is fresh, loose and effortless looking. Bravo! I also enjoyed looking through your blog an site.

Kathleen said...

Fun! You can start a blog called Different Strokes from the Same Artist! ;-)
I liked the first and really really like the second. Festive!

Joyfulartist said...

They are both nice but the second one really sings! Hooray for Charles Reid, he's one of my favorites,too.

rachelsstudio.com said...

Thank you Jean, Michelle, Kim, Maria, Kathleen and joyful artist. What can I say, I like em fast loose and wet, ow!

laurens.paint.palette said...

Hey! City Art is having a Charles Reid workshop March 23-27..... http://www.cityartonline.com/Charles%20Reed%20Workshop.shtml

r garriott said...

I like them both!

Ramana KV said...

Amazing.. Ur second attempt just rocks :)