As I am planning on running out to meet up with a friend in a short bit, I decided to do some quick studies in watercolor.
The one below was done in 15 minutes, some pencil lines to give it some direction.
The colors were really fun and I made them really strong compared to what I was inclined to do. The results were pleasing (colors) and interesting. Even when you do a quick study, you have to think about what is wet when you paint over it.
The next one, below, I allotted 30 minutes for with the lessons of painting onto too-wet paper too soon.
I think the second one was more successful. I also did not use any pencil lines but used the white of the snow as a shape to paint around. That was a challenge in itself!
Quick studies are quite satisfying – no masterpieces expected!