Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”

Monday, February 20, 2012

ABSTRACTED LANDSCAPE - 1


I had a landscape class to teach and, since I'm not really a landscape painter, I admittedly was a bit worried.  It finally came to me that there was no need to paint a "real" landscape, but we could abstract it!

Above is my photo reference.

Below is how I defined each area.  You can see the clouds outlined as well as the trees, which were defined for each tree.  The original photo obviously didn't have much in the way of color or separation in the tree area.  I broke everything down into a simple shape - the clouds, the reflections, the land mass.

4 comments:

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Well aren't you the smart one. I would never have thought of that. But you are right, everything is about shapes ... Anxious to see the progression on this one.

jyothisethu said...

congrats...

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

I'm going to have to take one of your classes.

RH Carpenter said...

Beautiful photo! Will be watching to see how you start putting color on and what you do with this one :)