Materials: watercolor paper, photo reference provided by teacher, pencils, brushes, your choice of blue, brown, yellow, purple, green paints.
Colors I actually used for the demo: Cobalt blue, cerulean blue, French Ultramarine blue, raw sienna, burnt sienna, burnt umber, terra cotta, new gamboge, cadmium yellow medium, sap green, permanent magenta, cobalt violet.
Reference Photo: I took this photo on a back road between Dripping Springs and Blanco, Texas. The time of year was late April. Study the photo, and consider some choices you will need to make. Clouds or no clouds in the sky? What appears to be the center of interest in the photo, and do you want to keep that in your painting? What other elements of the photo do you want to keep or emphasize--the flowers?, the tree shadows on the road?, the fence on the right? How about the road sign? This is your picture--what do YOU think are important elements that will portray your feeling about this picture. As an artist, your job is NOT to record a perfect replication of the photo, (you have a photo to do that!). Your job is to express how an image feels.