This use to be a typical sight of my two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Bella and Maggie, trying to fall asleep together.
Monday, May 23, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
This weekend I took a class with Lisa Engelbrecht @ ASW in Westminster,CA.
How to paint watercolor flowers simplified. Her technique was wet-on-wet, dropping in paint and moving the paint around with water to create shape and drama.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Today was one of those days that I really love. It was sunny,no wind, and 80 degrees. It's those types of days that I love taking my painting supplies outside and paint on my patio. So how appropriate that I would paint a blue bird who happened to be in one of the trees in my yard. It was so peaceful hearing the bird talk with other birds in the near by tree.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I think I've become obsessed with painting poppies. Each one comes out different. I'm either satisfied with the poppies itself, but not the background, or the stem and leaves don't come out the way I see them. So I'll be painting poppies until I get them right. I normally don't have this much problem when I paint, but I'm painting these free hand, wet-on-wet. I'm still not certain if I like painting wet-on-wet. In one way it's rather freeing to paint this way,but frustrating because I'm not getting the results I want.
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
I'm trying to paint more wet-on-wet and really love the the fact that I can build up color fast.
With each painting I applied paint to form my image without having to use a pencil to sketch in the subject.