Charles Reid Exercise

Well this was rather chastening.  I’m off to Falmouth a week on Monday to attend a Charles Reid workshop.  I’m very excited and have been looking forward to this for months.    I was testing my easel setup (complete with hook for water pot) and tried painting an example photo from one of his books – Watercolor Solutions.   Not an aptly named book as it turned out.

Here’s my effort.


The face and beard got a bit crinkled but at the time I wasn’t too unhappy.   Here’s the photo :

And here’s Mr Reid’s version.    I suspect I will benefit from this course.