Now that the nice weather is back, I bought a new set of watercolours in order to tag along with the Urban Sketchers. I did go to a few of their events but I was mostly drawing with graphite or colored pencils. I did try a set of watercolour pencils, but it was hard to hold many colors at once, and it was a cheap set, I couldn’t get dark colours out of it.
I went to Deserres at Place Montreal Trust to pick up the paints, but there was only one travel set and it was fairly crappy and expensive. I found more choice at Deserres on Ste-Catherine East.
This is the set I chose.
It rained a lot lately so I didn’t have time to try it much but I had made a colour chart.
We spent the last weekend in Arundel, north of Montreal and I had time to try a few outdoor paintings to warm up. I used to paint in coloured ink as a teenager and into my early 20’s but I had never painted with “real” watercolours, and it had been a long time anyways, so I didn’t want to be too ambitious.
These are my beginner paintings. I still have much more to do to master the set. I’m struggling with colour mixing. I’ll keep posting my work.