Here are a few of the more (or less) successful paintings from my sketchbook from the end of February up until the end of April. All of the works are gouache, with some watercolors added for color mixing. Everything is also sealed with cold wax medium, which I wanted to test out. Turns out, it's delightfully easy to apply, but is maybe not the best idea for every single painting.

I used a photo I took as a reference for this one, and the painting was not waxed immediately once it was finished. Since I don't leave a blank page in between every painting in my sketchbook some paint transferred from the next page. While the red line down the middle doesn't add anything to the piece, it is the reason I decided to try sealing the paintings at all.

Sunrise through the trees in winter

This painting taught me that waxing a piece changes how it looks sometimes, and not always for the better (in fact, rarely for the better). I wish I had photographed this before waxing, as I was much happier with it at that point. Live and learn!

This painting taught me that waxing a piece changes how it looks sometimes, and not always for the better (in fact, rarely for the better). I wish I had photographed this before waxing, as I was much happier with it at that point. Live and learn!