I told Jeannie to come up with a theme for us to work with, because I didn't want to try and set a still life up and it was too dark to attempt a landscape in my backyard, and so she suggested Maleficent. (Why wouldn't you want to be inspired by Maleficent? ) So we spent a couple of hours messing around with paintbrushess and little tubes of watercolor.
My best painting:
Jeanne ended up taking it home because she liked it. I started out with a wash of purple, yellow and chartreuse and then started putting the mountains in. The dragon was added last, pretty much because I didn't have any good ideas for filling up the space. Everything was done without preliminary planning or sketching, which is not how I usually work. The colors are much brighter in person.
Jeannie's best painting:
The colors are much richer and deeper in person, but her iPhone doesn't capture color very well. It looks really cool - like sea urchins or anemones or something. This was her first watercolor painting, and it turned out pretty well!