Catherine has not been for a while (5 years?😝) - but as you can see she still has what it takes.
Not yet finished - but already exciting, her wavy pink dahlia!
As a first subject after the holidays, the Aquarellistas worked on Dahlias. A strong,colourful flower with a shape that is recognisable, yet varies from an almost mathematical regularity to a spontaneous, waving lightness. We had so much choice - everyone picked the dahlia that appealed most - and the interpretations and results are awesome! Here are my remarks - we had no time to do them 'live' as there was a board meeting right after our session...
This amazing watercolour was created by Michele C. I am impressed - it is both technical and poetic. Looking forward to seeing it finished!
Another really good representation, by Isabel! She was so good at the Zen tangle stuff that I completely forgot she is still in the starters program - and she did it again! Big Hurray!
Again a completely different style, this one is painted by Liz. Loosely and spontaneous as always, I love it! Not finished, there is still a bit of masking fluid on it but can't go wrong if you ask me!
Michele F painted a wild Dahlia - that needs a darker background to show it better. Below a simple photo montage to show what it would look like. Just a little change, so much effect
Helene finished her yellow Dahlia and she balanced the brownish orange and the green, the light and the shadow, into a perfect, delicate flower with a lot of volume. I love it. Well done!
Jutta's dahlia not yet finished - yet very promising. She used a spontaneous wet-in-wet technique, combined with a more defined shape here and there. Can't wait to see it finished!
This lovely light pink dahlia was drawn so very well by Marie-Claire and the first wash worked out too. Looking very lovely already. Now the challenge to insert the darker pink shapes and maybe a background. I am confident that it will be stunning when finished...
Of course 'my' subjects are only suggestions, Aquarellistas who want to paint their own subjects are also very welcome - and most of the time they are very inspiring! Here are some of the other creations of our two sessions (Tuesday and Thursdau 2 -- 4.30pm)
Glen fully particiated in the flower thing but dahlias are not her cup of tea/piece of cake, so she decided on daffodils. How Springy and lively they are, well done!
Sandra also created 'other flowers', namely tulips - and it is such a fantastic start, generous and strong and daring colour-wise. Same for the painting below (click on it to see the details) full of the depth and watercolour surprises that you don't see in any other medium...
Not even finished, but everybody drooled over this sweet dog, with a lot of expression and character.that Cathie is working on. Awesome eyes and love that fur, done in such a delicate way (with the three-hair brush)
I laugh every time I see Carol's dog-painting. He looks like how I imagine Marmaduke. The background has a colour (green) but that doesn't come out very well on the photo. The duck below, also by Carol, is a strong little guy! Love the picture, love the way he balances his feet - and it definitely tells a story.
Hélène's abstract is a little bit less abstract but even more colourful. If you want to know what it is, read on - or else skip it and let your imagination work...
It is a rope in the water -- with high waves and sunshine, reflection and foam
And last but by no means least, these gorgeous and sexy red ballet shoes by Sylvie M. I love the satin glow and want to see more of that next week - plus maybe a bit of reflection!