Rules. Basics. Secrets. More rules….. For the beginner watercolorist, it can be, all very overwhelming to try to remember it all! You don’t have to. Painting Water My thoughts on painting water. Keep it super simple. For Beginners: Short easy sessions, that you focus on just one technique at a time areContinue reading “Impressionist’s Approach …painting water”
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Watercolor Techniques: painting water
Short and quick today. Observing how water can be painted using watercolors. Painting Water In the samples shown, I’ve created the impression, the illusion of water on paper. Cobalt teal blue in watercolor helps, of course. But, so does understanding the tones, the feeling, mood, and which of the common techniques to use.Continue reading “Watercolor Techniques: painting water”
How Much Do You Paint?
“No, I don’t really paint, as much as I used to do, ” was my response the other day. I wished I’d had a camera to capture all those expressions from my group, right then! You could see a million things running through their minds. Shock. Say it isn’t so. How is that, possible? But….Continue reading “How Much Do You Paint?”
Florals for May Day
The first day of May always brings a smile to my face! As a kid, in the green but rainy Pacific NW, that was the day that heralded …. Spring. Florals May 1….. It was my non-official day to get outside and find Spring flowers around the gardens. I’d dash out in betweenContinue reading “Florals for May Day”
Cobalt Teal Blue: Stages of Art
“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”
Gardens in Color!
Gorgeous rich ruby red stalks splaying out in verticals and diagonals. The reds, a perfect foil to the citrine green foliage. Delightful Colors found in the garden. Illustrations…. This photograph, is one of the few, I would use as a direct source to paint from. It would (and will) make a lovely illustration, Continue reading “Gardens in Color!”
Zen Stroll: Watercolor Tree Inspirations
Can we lower blood pressure in under 5 minutes? A soft smile upon our faces? And, can we be Ready for the day? Calm morning strolls, no matter how short, are perfect. Perfect for refreshing, for inspiring. For gaining new insights. The Zen Strolls My Zen Strolls began a few years ago, with the instructionsContinue reading “Zen Stroll: Watercolor Tree Inspirations”
The World of Watercolor: Loose And Free!
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!”
Watercolors: from an ember
Cobalt teal blue works its magic once more, whispering in the skies as the inferno below scorches the land. Inspiration: sparks from just an ember Its simple really. Being inspired. If you think about it. Burning Drive How would I explain this term, “inspiration?” To be inspired – Continue reading “Watercolors: from an ember”
Softening the edges …art and nature
As many things do…. it held, Promise. This old watercolor landscape. It sat upon the studio table among 20 others, all needing further contemplation, further work. Watercolor Landscape Painting How old was it? How long did I hold it in reserve? I’m smiling…. it may shock some, but it is aboutContinue reading “Softening the edges …art and nature”