I have been distracted from painting for a while now by drawing. Although it can have been no more than a week or so ago, quite how I came across Tom Nixon and his just started 'Watercolor for Sketchers and Journalers' Facebook page is now a mystery to me. Nor is it important. What is important to me is that I have joined in the fun and am now following Tom and his on-line course. Much of the painting I have done with him thus far has been by way of exercises; necessary but rather tedious stuff. Beyond completing the exercises Tom invites his 'students' to try something 'freelance' but related to the current exercises. Here is the first of mine; a portrait study effected in just three values of one colour (Ultramarine Blue):
And here the second, a drawing coloured in an infinite range of tones of mixtures of just two colours - Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna.