Paint and Draw Every Day

watercolour painting

Taj MahalAfter making a list of all the things I can do to get better as a watercolour painter, the practise that will make the greatest difference is to paint and draw every day.

That being said, following a detailed plan and showing up in the studio on time in the  morning is a great start. Some of the items on my list for 2015 include:

  • 100 day painting challenge
  • Paint on location at least once per week
  • Paint with a 1 hour time limit (on location)
  • Paint direct with no underlying drawing

The list I made is long but for now you can see where I am going with this.  I will close today with a sketch I painted yesterday from my photo archives of a trip to India.  A year after the trip I am just now starting to process the images and thoughts.  This watercolour is the view from Agra Fort and the banks of the Yamuna River looking towards the Taj Mahal.


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