Clematis Henryi – Watercolor

This is my latest and a first. I created this watercolor and charcoal for my mom on Mother’s Day. I have never used watercolors before, except maybe when I was five. It is definitely not as easy as you might think. There is no do over. You cannot simply paint over an area and start again. For an oil painter that is a tad annoying. Overall I think this is not too bad for a n00b. Mom is happy and that is what really matters.
Clematis Henri

Portrait of a Friend

Portrait I started and completed today. The entire process was 4 hours. This is in fact the first painting I have ever finished in a day. And it is only about the 15th painting I have ever done in my life. Oil on 140lb Strathmore watercolor paper. I’m getting better I think đŸ™‚

Progression