I came home from Italy with a gorgeous photos and I wanted to try my hand at painting the Lucca house - it had such a gorgeous color which changed thruout the day.
So I started trying to draw from this picture.
I drew...and erased...and drew again, and mumbled and sniffed back tears. I just couldn't get it right.
Then DH came downstairs at JUST THE RIGHT TIME and when he saw the trouble I was having said..."why don't you try a grid?"
"What's a grid" I asked.
So he showed me and it was like a new tool was put into my hands. I drew and redrew this house three times, and here are the results.
Number 1 6 x 20 inch watercolor paper. I had no idea how to do misty mountains and went onto Youtube after this attempt and got some instructions. But who cares!!! with the grid I can do it all again if I want to!!! (lousy photo, flash isn't working on my camera anymore)
Then I did a 7 x 10 hot pressed watercolor paper one.
And a little cold pressed watercolor postcard to send to the family.
I might even try acrylics next....
Have you tried the GRID???? Try it, it's fun.