I just finished a class with Helen Shafer Garcia combining watercolor with pastels. I loved it.
This was my first. She gave us a black and white photo to work from.
This assignment was to chose a photo with a path or roadway going into the distance.
This was the second class.
This project was to do something floral with something geometric in the background. Not too happy with this. Still working on it, supposedly. But I'm not too good at completing things.
Last class: something that flies. This is a work in progress. Only about half done. I hope I keep working on it, but I like to finish things in one session and often never finish them otherwise. I think I'm liking this, though so maybe I'll make myself finish it.
I did this for a session of critiques with Mary Tomaskevitch. Our assignment was to do a landscape in "designed realism". In other words take a realistic landscape and make it "designy". I liked the watercolor/pastel medium so much that I used it here, also.
This is the photo I was working from.