Watercolour Wednesday — An old pint jar and a mason jar twice.

The Sunday Studio time seems to be becoming my watercolour painting time. It’s just so much easier than lugging around my acrylic paints—especially since I use the big tubs of acrylic paint. My painting bag seems to be getting heavier. (GAH! I’m getting old!)

The first one with the two jars was done pretty quickly. It’s nice and loose and I really like the transparency of the mason jar. The second one I spent a little more time on. Unfortunately I didn’t notice at the time that the roundness of the mouth is a bit off. Oh well, they’re all just studies right?

…And check out the fancy signatures!┬áThat’s for my mom :)

Blue vase, clear jars still life.

Finally did a “real” painting. In other words, an acrylic painting instead of a watercolour. And no flowers. When my mom visited last I showed her my “Blue Tulips” still life painting and I preempted the viewing with, “The bottle is great but the tulips are a bit of a mess.” Then she looked at it and said simply, “You always do well on the containers.” That’s when it occurred to me that I am maybe too stuck on including flowers in my still life paintings and should try doing just jars or vases. So that’s what this is.

The colour is a bit crazy—it reminds me of some things I did in University. At the time one of my profs told me that I used such terribly ugly garish colours together, but that it somehow worked. I was quite pleased with that critique.