My birthday landed on a Saturday this year. I am now 46. I took the whole day off and practiced my latest hobby!
This is an example of negative painting. I’m not really happy with how this turned out. I really like the bottom right flower but the top right doesn’t look very good.and the bottom left didn’t turn out the way I hoped. I think that this picture would be improved by making the background colors more homogenous. Too many variations become a distraction.
On my birthday, Tammy gave me the book “The Complete Watercolorist’s Essential Notebook” and I saw a painting like the one above so I tried it. I really like the author’s style. His name is Gordon MacKenzie. I don’t like the sky here. And I wasn’t completely pleased with the sun dapples on the water, but it is a start.