New in my shop... I love the Caribbean and the soothing blue and turquoise colors you find there. I am really having fun with the black pen (sharpie fine point) illustrations.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
In this workshop we concentrated on line being independent of shape. First we lightly sketched out our subject on the paper. Then we would collage random shapes with different materials from paper bags to washi papers. This builds the surface with wonderful textures.
While still wet, we dropped watercolor shapes over the colleged shapes. Anything goes! We experimented with spattering and adding more lines into the wet surfaces.
When the surface dried, we added pen and ink
to develop the focus further.
Original watercolor painting, 11" by 15"
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
This week has definitely started on a bright note! Gerald Brommer, the Juror for the 31st Annual VWS Exhibition at the
Today we experimented with Washi. There are so many kinds with all different colors and textures to choose from. First we tore the washi into several pieces, and then stained the pieces with watercolor. After they dried, we brushed the pieces on our watercolor paper with matte medium. The washi pieces create a lovely dimension to your painting. Here is a sneak peek... finished paintings to follow, so stay tuned.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Next week I am taking a watercolor workshop from Gerald Brommer. I am so excited to learn new techniques and take advantage of an entire week of Painting!! I will post about the day and what we learned starting May 10th. Come get inspired with me!
Gerald Brommer has exhibited in more than 300 solo and group shows throughout the United States and abroad during his illustrious fine art career. His work is represented in over 300 private and corporate collections worldwide. He is a life member, and past president, of the National Watercolor Society and a member of the West Coast Watercolor Society, the National Arts Club and many other professional organizations. His biography is included in Who's Who in American art, Who's Who in the West, Contemporary Authors, and the International Who's Who of Contemporary Achievement.