Saturday, March 26, 2011

5 minute watercolor flowers

I've discovered this fabulous blog    Art Du Jour by Martha Lever.  She offers online Calligraphy classes which I plan to sign up today.  While looking through her wonderful blog, I notices that she has some YouTube videos and one of them is "How to paint 5 minute flowers."    The technique is so simple...just dropping in colors to create flower pots of flowers.  The technique is so easy that it would lend itself to doing all types of 5 minute watercolors.  So if you have a moment go visit her's worth the visit.

Friday, March 25, 2011

IF -- toys

When I think of toys, I always remember the wonderful afternoons I spent flying my kite.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Poppies and calligraphy

I'm still painting poppies.  I wanted to add calligraphy under the poppies, but on my first painting the calligraphy ink was not waterproof so it bleed.  Then I did same poppies picture this time using blue waterproof calligraphy pen on top of the poppies.  Next painting I'll attempt to paint over the calligraphy, hopefully it won't bleed.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Poppies and more poppies

For the last couple of days I've been painting poppies.  I can't tell you the number of poppies I've painted, but it must be at least 25,if not more.  I'm taking an online watercolor class with Michelle Brown.   Michelle packs a whole lot of valuable information, showing materials to use and how she uses them.  One video was on back grounds, another on supplies, another on using the supplies, and finally painting poppies.

This is the first time that I've actually had all my painting supplies in front of my computer and painted along with the videos.  I could get use to painting this way.

Saturday, March 05, 2011

IF -- warning

Dark clouds warning for rain and thunder storms.


I'm taking another online watercolor class with michelle brown.  Trying to paint loose using
wet-on-wet technique.  I have a feeling I'll probably paint a lot of poppies before I get a painting I like.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Early Tulips

Tulips are one of my favorite flowers, along with, peony, and roses.   I did this painting using wet-on-wet technique.  I used my paint brush to draw the bud and stems.  Then I went back in with watercolor pencils to give more definition.