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”

Impressionist Watercolor Landscape (artistic license)

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)”

Trees, in Color

Outdoors, fresh air. Wandering through the woods.  Its lovely out there!  Inspiring. I’ve combined two of my favorite things,  painting and nature….  trees.   Inspired As I mentioned in my last post, zen strolls,  I’ve been working. Creating. Inspired by the trees, in color.   Watercolor Charts Two Basic color charts in watercolor. Easy.  AndContinue reading “Trees, in Color”

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”

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”

Edward Seago: Inspirational Master Artist

Edward Seago,  what can I say? Definitely he has been under appreciated.  We all know Monet, Picasso, Renoir. Seago? Not so much. But let’s  remedy that now!     Edward Seago Inspires Both the oils and watercolors go beyond the ordinary. Beyond good. His brush takes you on a journey.   Edward was born 1910Continue reading “Edward Seago: Inspirational Master Artist”

Sky Fire..like JMW Turner

When life mimics art. Over the Indian Ocean the the velvet clouds cloak the sky. No paints in hand.   Sunset Skies of Fire A camera, to capture the thoughts I had while looking for that briefest of moments upwards. Wondering…. what Turner felt when he gazed upon the setting sun. How his spirit liftedContinue reading “Sky Fire..like JMW Turner”

Watercolor Secret, its in the ‘kiss’

Watercolor Secret….. It is simple and Quick! Just allow your loaded up watercolor brush to lightly ‘kiss’ the paper surface. Think of your paper as if it were a delicate butterfly wing you don’t wish to damage. But to  – merely touch with the gentlest of touches. That is it. Nothing complicated, just simple.  Continue reading “Watercolor Secret, its in the ‘kiss’”

4 Findings – in the art studio

What is in my studio!? Like some of you there are days, I don’t dare even look. But, then like today the spirit captures me and I dig in.   Here are a few of my findings I found enjoyable. Things I’d forgotten.  Images long left in the boxes. Unseen.     4  Art FindingsContinue reading “4 Findings – in the art studio”