In all cases, clicking the image of the finished painting will take you to the full-size posting on deviantart.
July 9: Spontaneous Painting
The Mind of Watercolor videos in which he talks about or discusses the approach. I just dipped crumpled tissue paper in yellows and greens and blotted them on my little watercolour block, let them dry, and added some blue for shadows. Once it began to take shape I retroactively found a reference by going through my phone until I found a picture of a clump of trees by my work parking lot that had similar-looking shadows and highlights, and went for that. Not thrilled with it because I just could not get good shadows vs. highlights, which is probably partially due to the paper. It's that Michael's watercolour paper that's incredibly cheap but workable, so it can't take more than three layers, maybe four if you use a light hand, But hey. Another learning experience! And I learned not to touch the lake too much and let the paint do its thing.
July 10: Ravens in the Fading Light - "light and luminous"
I may even do this one later on cotton paper!
July 11: "beautiful blooms"
I think I at least nailed the painting part, and got a decent swamp background. Neverending stoooooryyyyyy...
July 14: Plein air and beach day!
July 15: Tiny Monsters - on the beach!
So that's week 2 of world watercolour month. I'm still posting these day by day as I go on my Instagram profile, if you want to check that out!