I've been painting, really I have; just not posting. I have all these great art technique books from painters that I admire and some of these books come with DVDs. Since I have my Mac Book Pro, there is no excuse for me not to watch them and even paint along. So that's what I've been doing. Needless-to-say, each book offers a different technique and I'm trying to learn them, so I've been all over the place painting wise.
I really like a lot of the artist from the UK...Jean Haine is the current artist I'm studying.
I found Jean quite by accident. I ordered her book and when I saw she also had a DVD, I ordered that too. I would love to take a class from her, so the DVD is the next best thing. What I find interesting is that she only uses 3 brushes and a small palette knife. It's a good thing that I recently gathered all my watercolor tubes and put them together in a box. So I have all the colors she uses in the book, but on her DVD she added Transparent Orange by Schmincke. I can't wait to try that transparent orange, especially since it's the most expensive tube of watercolor that I've ever paid.
So yesterday I was busy dropping in color and allowing the watercolor paint to dance on the watercolor paper...all done with a # 10 watercolor brush.