Friday, September 3, 2010

Going Live!!!

My portrait is going LIVE today!!! Wow!

I've been taking a five week online watercolor class. The portrait was an exercise from last week. We were given a photo and our exercise was to draw the portrait (last week's focus was drawing). If we wanted to, we could paint it. Our instructor (this class is shown world-wide), encourages us to post our exercises on Flicker so that she can give feedback and she shares some of them at the beginning of each class.

As you, my loyal followers know, I painted it twice. I wasn't sure if I could paint a portrait in watercolor. It combines the most challenging problem: combining an unpredictable medium with a subject that demands control of small nuances. I was pretty pleased with the results, but decided that I needed to have the courage to throw my results out there for feedback.

My instructor said she couldn't believe I hadn't painted a portrait in watercolor before, and she went on to say that she was sharing the color version online today. How about that? I was so nervous to put the portrait out for critique, but I'm sure glad I did.

Here's to taking risks.


  1. How exciting! Where online can we see it? So glad you took the risk!!!!!

  2. Yay! I'm so proud of you. :) What's your flickr name?