|The great man himself, Joseph Zbukvic -- one of my most favourite watercolour artists.|
|Zbukvic's demo painting, still wet|
|Zbukvic's second demo painting|
In May 2015, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend a watercolour workshop, courtesy of the Watercolour Society of WA, taught by the great watercolour artist Joseph Zbukvic. I was also unfortunate enough to have been very, very ill with something that was directly turning into a nasty infection known here as quinsy. However, the night before the workshop, I dragged myself to the doc, who told me it was mono/glandular fever (it most definitely wasn't) and I should stay home from the workshop (I didn't) and who took a lot of blood tests, the results of which I received while in an ambulance a day or so later. I promise I didn't breathe on anyone -- but they couldn't have caught it anyway :)
I am so glad I went to this workshop. Wow, a huge learning curve -- I had only been painting earnestly for about 3 months at this point so I was very very new. I think I had done only 3 or 4 paintings at the time. I was pretty chuffed when the great Mr. Z complimented my work and said I did not appear to be a beginner and that at least I knew how to make a wash.
Above are the paintings that Mr Z. did, and below are my poor copies. Poor as they may be, they are hanging on the wall as a reminder of that fairly awesome day.
|My first copy from Zbukvic demo.|
|My second copy from Zbukvic demo. Now you can see why HE makes the big bucks. :)|