I'm taking another online class with Michelle Brown...Loosing up March...learning to paint wet-on-wet very loose. This is my first attempt at painting these leaves. Instead of drawing an outline of the leaves I used my paint brush loaded with color to define the leaf shapes. Then I dropped in color, after color, until I got a desired color I could live with. I was using my water brush and a small travel palette on non-watercolor paper. There was some buckling. When the painting was dry, I turned it over and on a low setting applied a warm iron to flatten out the paper. I think in order for me to paint wet-on-wet I need to use a regular watercolor brush and my regular size watercolor palette.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Sophie is by my side all day and night. She keeps me company when I paint.
This is my latest creation of flowers in a vase.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Alisa Burke. The whole concept of the class is to keep a sketchbook and enjoy the process. I'm working in a handmade watercolor journal that is 5 x 5inches, which is pretty small for me.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Did I tell you that I went a little crazy last week at the Paper-Source store???? Well I did. They always have the most gorgeous paper. The selection is large and colorful. Every time I go to Paper-Source I try to buy at least 6 to 10 pieces of paper that I can use later to hand bind books,make portfolio's, or wrap presents. I also bought a blank journal block - square 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 kit, which comes with a
front and back cover boards.
front and back cover boards.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
I am having such a wonderful time painting again. It feels so freeing to be able to paint in colors that are pleasing to me, instead of what an actual photo of a French bull dog looks like. I've read about color harmonies,but until I took my last workshop, it really didn't sink in.
I finished my first coffee table book of flowers in my handmade watercolor journal. The WC journal has 2 pages that measure 9 x 24. So when the book is open, the first flower you see is the orange poppies on the top left hand corner. I did a photo merge in photo shop to give an overview of all my flowers together.
I think I found the perfect size for me to do these types of watercolors. I only have to commit to 12 pages that measure 9" x 8" and I can cover the journal with any paper that I like!
Saturday, February 05, 2011
Thursday, February 03, 2011
I was going to just paint individual Valentine cards, but then I got the idea to merge two of my heart images into one card. With a little help from photo shop, I was able to change the background color to purple, add the poem on top of the heart images.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
On Sunday I'm taking a watercolor workshop in Ventura,California...theme of the workshop... painting dogs,but with a twist. I'm taking photo's of my new puppy Maddie, so she'll be the dog of the day.