In an effort to try and loosen up I painted the attached which is from a painting by Charles Reid in 1999 called the Straw Hat. The copy was in a book by Judi Whitton and named 'Loosen up your watercolours'. The painting (the one by Charles Reid of course) is beautiful and is really an exercise in balancing line, tone and colour. This was my second attempt and is not yet completely finished but is a great exercise:
The painting is approx. 9" x 9" on Bockingford 140lb NOT paper. Paints were a combination of Winsor and Newton, W & N Artists grade and Daler Rowney - incl. Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre,Cobalt Blue, Cad Red, Cerulean Blue, Rose Madder.
(Not the best scan I'm afraid)
Any and all critique / comments are most welcome.
Thank you for looking.