Tag Archives: Sketching and Watercolor

Photo Friday – Flowers

Here’s the last of my homework from the sketching and watercolor class with Jane LaFazio. This was due weeks ago, but I hadn’t gotten to it.  But, my tardiness gave me the great opportunity to paint some flowers for a dear friend’s birthday card and then have it do double duty as my homework. So, here are the calla lilies I painted for my friend:

Julie Neu watercolor painting of purple calla lilies

Photo Friday – Woman Made

This week’s assignment in my sketching and watercolor class was to draw a machine-made object. I spent some time noodling over what object had meaning to me that I wanted to draw when I looked down on my work table and the answer became obvious:

watercolor painting of purple rotary cutter

Because this month’s BirdZeed challenge word was “pink,” I chose a pink color for the “fabric” in the background.

Photo Friday: Shoes

I was really looking forward to this week’s lesson for the Jane LaFazio sketching class. This week: shoes!  I chose to sketch the Electric Purple Chucks that I bought myself as part of my 40th birthday presents. They’ve become my favorites. But, they are not as dirty as they look in the painting; I just got a little carried away with the brown paint.

Julie Neu, watercolor painting of purple Chuck Taylor sneaker

Photo Friday – Fruit

My photography class has ended, but now I am taking Sketching & Watercolor – Journal Style with Jane LaFazio so for the next few weeks, I’ll have some of that work to post here. This week’s lesson was in drawing and painting fruit. What I did does actually look like fruit so mission accomplished!  The colors scanned brighter than the are in the original (just in case you thought I had lost my mind using these day-glo colors).