Lessons to learn

It couldn’t manage to post every day, but I continue to experiment with watercolor and paint wet-in-wet flowers. I’ll show them to you a bit later.

I took online watercolor classes in January. The theme was Sherlock Holmes. I haven’t seen the latest TV series, but it’s not really necessary as all photo references were provided.

Here is my attempt to paint a watercolor portrait of Mrs. Hudson. She turned out a lot younger, but… don’t we like to look younger? Lol Painting wrinkles seemed somewhat weird, but I’ll probably make another attempt later.

I was struggling with choosing the right colors for her skin tone and ended up with adding white. It was a huge mistake, as white is opaque and it’s typically not recommended to use opaque colors in mixtures of 3 or more. I knew this already, in theory… but decided to risk and got a porcelain face. Lesson learned: if you use Chinese white, you get china instead of skin. If you need to make colors lighter, just dilute them with water and that’s it!

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I’m happy that her dress and a teacup turned out really nice.

Our mistakes are our best teachers indeed.

Thanks for stopping by,

Regina

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10 thoughts on “Lessons to learn

  1. PaperPuff says:

    This really looks like the actress. And also one of my aunts, as they have a strong resemblance, which threw me a little when the post came up! I agree the hands and tea cup are particularly good!

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