Three weeks ago we worked with encre "colored ink" and water to create these winter scenes. It was somewhat difficult since no one in the class had ever attempted to create such a picture. We followed the directions from a book the teacher had and I have to say that for the most part, all of our work turned out pretty good despite the fact we all had to use a little white acrylic to get the effect of trees and snow. Two weeks ago, once again we used encre and water to imitate a painting of flowers in a vase. We used two differrent types of paper and this made all the difference ! The first sort of paper soaked up color and spread rapidly even when the paper was dry. The second type of paper was what a person uses to do watercolors. It worked a lot better for our purposes however, my first try turned out much better than my successive efforts. Last week, we once again used watercolors in order to imitate an existing work of an old barn covered by snow. We all tried to follow our teacher but as you can see, some students did better than others. To get the bright white spots, one has to add an adhesive to the paper. After you've finished painting and the paper is dry, just rub off the adhesive and the white paper shows through. I thought it was pretty cool. My finished product is the one in the center of the bottom row. That one is mine.