The last few direct-painting watercolors

Here’s the rest of my Direct Watercolor challenge. I have to admit, these last few ones are more in the spirit of “okay, let’s get to 30” than learning-focussed. These were painted at San Jose State University. The beautiful Mission-inspired architecture is a joy to paint in the summer light.




And a few very quick ones here. Artichoke flowers.

And a turkey 🙂

And with that, #30x30DirectWatercolor2018 is a wrap for me. A post on what I learnt to follow soon. But for now, out comes my pen!



About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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10 Responses to The last few direct-painting watercolors

  1. pbass wil says:

    Wow, I really see your progress! When you started with the direct w.c., you were still making lines – only using your paint & brush to make them. Now you’re mostly just making shapes. Such an impressive, focused improvement – you must be so pleased! :^)

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  2. Kirk says:

    Since work. I like the Mission Tower best!

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  3. Jan Nelson says:

    I so enjoy all your posts. My watercolor / sketching leader turned me on to your blog several months ago. I save them all in a special folder.
    My question: what kind of pen do you use mostly? I can’t quite get it right. You seem to only sketch some things with the pen as guide lines. Your work is so cool.
    Thanks , Jan

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  4. Myrtle Glo says:

    Turkey. ♥

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  5. Nancy Waldron says:

    I went to San Jose university. I remember that tower covered with ivy. Great job with your direct watercolor.

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  6. rhodadraws says:

    Congratulations, you completed the challenge! Excellent work, and a pleasure to watch your progress.

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