Winter’s Glow: Watercolor Reflections

Small, delicate. A little miniature watercolor painting created with Amethyst and Sodalite. Just 2 colors. But she hints at mystery and night.     Wabi Sabi  in Winter To hint, to infer and to suggest at the deeper mysteries, at the beauty of nature is very Zen,  very Wabi Sabi. It is probably, I’d say,  one ofContinue reading “Winter’s Glow: Watercolor Reflections”

Beguiling Addiction of Cobalt Teal Blue

Ah, without a doubt, this addiction pulls at my mind daily. Always scanning the room, the beach, the environment, what people wear. All for a glance of my favored paint color, Cobalt Teal Blue pg50. As far as vices go, its one of the nicer ones to have. Sharing it, makes it seem just aContinue reading “Beguiling Addiction of Cobalt Teal Blue”

Happy Artist’s Christmas List

Still looking for stocking stuffer ideas for the artist in your family?  If you’re the artist, you know it doesn’t take a lot to make you smile when you unwrap your treasures under the tree!  Perhaps a hint or two might be in order…..   For those of you who might still be looking for a quickContinue reading “Happy Artist’s Christmas List”

My Tree Stands

Crash! My Christmas tree takes a nosedive scattering ornaments from one end of the living room to the other. Widespread mayhem via kitty helpers. A Lady and The Tramp and siamese cats …replay.   I wasn’t smiling. No video recorded the scowling and howling that went on.  However, I cleaned up the mess, sorted theContinue reading “My Tree Stands”

Stunning Combination: Watercolors

Want a winning new watercolor combination to try?  You’re going to love this one with its  Spectacular Effects!  Creative, fun, imaginative.  Perfect for landscape paintings.  Relaxing, calm, zen. What more could you ask for?!   This duo can just about create a painting by themselves if you let them. Daniel Smith Watercolor Combination Lunar BlackContinue reading “Stunning Combination: Watercolors”

In The Creative Zone

Sunday rolls by, with Monday’s class agendas on my mind….I need to get in the creative zone!  Perhaps, with some experimentation  inspiration and Ideas will arise.   Cobalt Teal Blue pg50   paired with Indigo  Daniel Smith watercolours makes a great duet I think.             Forest in Snow,  (Indigo, CobaltContinue reading “In The Creative Zone”

Easy Beginners Watercolour Techniques

Easy Beginners Watercolour Techniques revolve around watercolours being fun, lively playful and forgiving!  They are so easy to correct mistakes, they really are perfect for beginners. These Watercolour Beginner’s  snippets and tidbits will  help get you started and keep you moving forward in a fun and fast paced approach.   Watercolour Beginner Techniques For theContinue reading “Easy Beginners Watercolour Techniques”

Prussian Blue Pb27 Colour Mixing Ideas

Prussian blue is a deep and mysterious blue paint that creates the most magnificent foliage greenery. I love its tonal ranges from a very dilute pale cool greeny blue to the full mass tone of near midnight blue black.       Prussian Blue This blue paint was created by accident around 1706 by aContinue reading “Prussian Blue Pb27 Colour Mixing Ideas”

Daniel Smith Watercolors: Gemstone Paints

Daniel Smith watercolors… they make it so difficult not to play!  And I’ve been playing and discovering new things with D.S. paints for over 25 years now. Whilst teaching my experimental Daniel Smith watercolor demos and workshops at their Seattle and Bellevue stores, a friend who was on staff there, chuckled abit at my outContinue reading “Daniel Smith Watercolors: Gemstone Paints”