When I paint, most of the enjoyment comes from creating new color blends. Its really not painting a scene, that most likely, a million others have done before. No. Its the thrill of creating, by chance, inventing a blend that is Unique. That…. remains the most amazing thing for me. Color –Continue reading “Prussian Blue, Lunar Black and Goethe”
“We arrive totally new at the various stages of life and there we often lack experience despite the number of our years.” Francoise de La Rochefoucauld VI 1613 French writer In Stages I think his quote sums up our experience with painting, art, as well. Every time we think we attainContinue reading “Cobalt Teal Blue: Stages of Art”
Do you love watercolor? Love its translucency, its soft melting edges? Love Colors that seemingly flow together to create something that the hand, the brush could not quite have dobbed or dabbed into being? I do. Watercolor Loose and Free Freedom of Expression What purpose such looseness and freedom serve, we may wonder.Continue reading “The World of Watercolor: Loose And Free!”
What do watercolor beginners want to know? What do beginners need to know? I think we all wish to spend a little less, create a little more, and see greater improvements in our work. That’s at the heart of our watercolor wants. So, what can we do and what do we need to learn in orderContinue reading “All Things Watercolor”
Zen and Art, go together hand in hand! Perfectly balanced in harmony. Explore the circle in art, The Enso.
Where would we be without the granulating pigments of watercolor? That’s a good question! Watercolor Pigments Granulation is Texture. Texture creates depth, atmosphere, feeling and visual interest. The granulation adds …. Mystery. Intrigue. It is yet another powerful tool to capture the audience. My featured painting “So Zen” used aContinue reading “SO Zen! watercolor granulating pigments”
Discovering the secrets Inside paint pigments is one of the most fun and satisfying activities that an artist will do.
Testing…. test strips for Watercolor. What’s in it for you? The relevance, the value, The Benefits of having a Test Strip at the ready every time you paint. It may not sound like fun at first but it certainly can be. Watercolor Mixing and Testing Learning Points about Test Strips Continue reading “What You Get…. (Benefits of watercolor paint test strips)”
Painting Abstracts…. simply Walk through this gateway, to relax your mind and create exciting fulfilling fresh art work.
Silly Saturday! From walking in the woods to fine forest finds, such lovely discoveries were made. Yesterday’s playful Daniel Smith watercolor mixings was so Fun! Looking at these patterns and colors of the bark and lichen – can You – come up with “Color Recipes” to emulate? Why don’t you give itContinue reading “Fine Forest Finds”