This weeks watercolor class was a continuation of a painting we started from the previous class. We worked on composition and painting techniques when painting flowers from photographs. The painting shown here is my class demonstration. We were working from a photograph I took of flowers at a garden center. I sometimes bring a camera when I am at local garden and landscape stores because there is a always a good variety of flowers. With digital cameras it is convenient to take, download and save reference pictures. I file my reference pictures by subject so I can easily find what I am looking for quickly. Subjects can be birds, flowers, or locations like Connecticut River can be put into a folder on your computer. It is a good idea to file your photographs when you download them onto your computer. It only takes a few minutes to put the photos in folders so they can be found easily.

Our next class will be putting people in your paintings.