Monday, June 27, 2011


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.

IF -- Midsummer Night

Something about midsummer nights made me think of a quarter moon and stars.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

IF -- Swept

Mr. Turtle was swept away in the ocean trying to get up to the surface.