I am taking a watercolor class this summer at the local recreation and parks department. Our first real painting assignment was to paint a picture of clouds. No, it couldn't be just a white cloud on white paper. This was a great assignment, because it is actually one that I do with my 5th and 6th grade students. Now I will know some new tips and techniques to share with them. You can see their beautiful pictures at my other blog: Vivid Layers.
Our current assignment is grass, so I chose a photo with lots of rolling hills and some trees to paint. I am about half way finished on that one.