Window, Church, and Boat




These are some paintings I did for my online watercolor painting course that I think turned out fairly well. As I have said before, some are so bad they will never see the light of day–or be used as a WordPress post. 😊 But the bad ones do serve a purpose: a learning experience on what not to do.


©2021 KT Workman

All About The Sky

As I stated in an earlier post, I am just beginning my watercolor painting journey, so don’t expect professional quality. That being said…

These two watercolor paintings were done for a class, its purpose to illustrate that a clear sky doesn’t have to be blue, especially when its the focal point. I must say, the yellow sky makes the entire picture more dramatic.

Dramatic Sky
Simple Sky

Though I do like the simplicity of the small boat bobbing on a blue sea under a blue sky. To me, it has an allover calming effect.

©2021 KT Workman

A Road to Somewhere

I can’t say why, but this watercolor I did a while back for a class is one of my favorites of all the good, passable, bad, and downright ugly paintings I have done over the last several months. It’s a keeper. To me, it has a certain mystery about it. Does the road take us to a pleasant place, perhaps a farmhouse where we can sit on the porch and drink sweet iced tea while watching the sun go down; or instead (how my mind tends to wander), leads to a run-down shed that has a meat hook hanging from the ceiling, saws and knives laid out on an old wooden bench, and puddles of dark stains on the dirt floor? I suppose, like most things in life, perception is all in the mind of the beholder.

©️2021 KT Workman

Winter in August

This is a simple monochromatic watercolor painting of a winter scene I did for my class a couple months ago. Only one color was used, raw umber muddied down a little using neutral tint. The point of this lesson was to let the watercolor paper serve as the color white. And on this early-August day here in the South, I have to say all that snow looks pretty darn good.