The wonderful thing- this paint set cost 15.00. I would of paid 15.00 for the box alone, so the added paint is a bonus. Like I said, its not artist quality but it works just fine! I'll be taking this little gem to Italy this summer. I plan on doing as much sketching of the local area as possible. I can't wait!
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
watercolor on 140# paper
I've always wanted to paint fog...and I just didn't know how to. I found a technique book that showed me how. Yay! This is my first attempt. I like the sky colors. I found a workbook by Zolton Szabo that has demos on techniques.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
And that gives me a GREAT IDEA! I am going to make a few travel journals for me- with both writing and painting paper. More to come on that...
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Acrylic on paperScapino is a zanni (a character type) from the commedia dell'arte. Scapino is the one who tries to get out of things, mostly fights. As I thought about Scapino, I pictured him as a drunk, a lazy clown. That is what I portrayed here in my art journal. Drunkenness is a form of escape and that is what Scapino does, he escapes from fights, work and in general, life. He had fallen asleep by the tent, drunk and oblivious. I thought it would be a fun exercise to imagine some of the zanni, so here is my first one.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
sketches of Provence
ink and watercolor on 140# mixed media paper
Friday, January 27, 2017
14" x 20"
watercolor on paper
This is a large painting I created before I even knew I would buy a beach house. (I think deep inside, I knew I was headed to the beach.) My goal was to get bigger in my watercolor painting. I generally paint small in my watercolors, 8"x10" or less. So I went large, and it was great fun. I painted with abandon as I figured I could use the other side of the paper if things went badly. I was actually pleased with the results. This painting now hangs in my home.
Painting with no expected outcome often creates the best pictures because I relax and just have fun. No expectations or pressure.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
I am pleased with this image I created using the alcohol ink and YUPO paper I mentioned in previous post. It looks moody and dark. I stamped the tress using archival ink over the dry alcohol inks. Go to previous post for a link to a YouTube video about this technique. I've had both the alcohol inks and the YUPO paper, so it was a no-brainer for me to try this. If you don't have YUPO, and it is expensive, try using glossy white cardstock. I believe it will work as well with the alcohol inks. Happy Crafting!