Its about artistic freedom, artist license. The joy of expressing in paints, brushstrokes, color, the things you’d like to say with words… but can’t. Communicate Through the Arts Perfect If I was a singer, maybe the words would be clear and perfect. And elegant, eloquent, full ranged. Sounding lovely and lyrical. But then,Continue reading “Impressionist Watercolor Landscape (artistic license)”
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Watercolor Skies in Ultramarine, Cobalt Violet
Wet in wet watercolors. Perfect beginners’ techniques to loosen up! Let the paints, do their thing. and You…. Allow, accidents to happen. Wet in Wet Technique WHY I love showing and sharing the Wet in Wet Technique: creates soft beautiful edges its great for Depth, and backgrounds helps to teach usContinue reading “Watercolor Skies in Ultramarine, Cobalt Violet”
3 Fun Textures in Acrylics
Texture and Color are always fun. Relaxing and exciting, at the same time. Gorgeous aquamarines with copper and gold and a deep prussian blue in the first image were beautiful to work with. The Naples Yellow, Cobalt Teal Blue and the soft neutral greys in the next two were ….. Super fun! 3 fun acrylicsContinue reading “3 Fun Textures in Acrylics”
Walk on the Calm Side: 55 minutes
I pulled over into the nature reserve’s parking bay. Quickly glancing down at my watch, 7:08 am, (just double checking.) Mentally going through my morning checklist. Organising the sequence of events. Wondering if I, really, should be taking this time. Should I, be using this time to enjoy, a short walk on the calm side.Continue reading “Walk on the Calm Side: 55 minutes”
Soft Trees across the waters: watercolor
Softly the watercolors flow and merge; and Lightly the brush is held………
The Sea … it is zen
The Sea, the sand, the surf…. they beckon to nearly all of us with their siren’s call. Its that turquoise color, that cobalt teal that works its irresistible magic. Every time.
Peaceful Paradise …. in cobalt teal blue
Paradise with cobalt teal blue ocean waters. Cool, calm, inviting! Diving in…….
Painting Depth: Advance – Recede
Warm it up, cool it down! Soften edges and make it darker…. Great tips for beginner watercolorists.
Carefree summer days Gorgeous summer days Don’t you miss those days, you spent as a kid… just playing in the surf and sand! A whole day at the beach seemed like forever back then. Next time you take the kids, go on. Jump in. Or get your toes wet at least! Continue reading “Summer”
Inked Up #worldwatercolormonth
Cobalt Blue: An Impressionist Watercolor-Ink Landscape. This very small 3×5 inch painting was an unexpected surprise. I was working Wet in Wet with watercolors and inks, with a series of small sizes taped up ready to go. Some were going to be using cobalt, some zoisite and some in a lovely light red. Continue reading “Inked Up #worldwatercolormonth”