Sunday, February 14, 2016

More Watercolor Paintings

I'm still playing with watercolor - painting some on Graphix DuraLar Matte and some on some cheap Canson watercolor paper that I bought at WalMart.  No great masterpieces but I am learning and that's the whole point for me.

Holstein on DuraLar Matte

This first painting is watercolor on DuraLar Matte.  It was the first painting on that support and it shows!  However, DuraLar is not usually used with watercolor so I guess it's not bad for what it is!

Apple on DuraLar Matte

This apple was done from life and the colors aren't quite as bright as you see here.  I experimented with painting on both sides which worked better than I'd expected.  I wanted to wash out the shadow but that didn't work out as planned!

Watercolor on Canson

I call this one "Blowin' in the Wind'.  It's an experiment in negative painting as well as color washes.  I need to get some decent watercolor paper if I'm going to continue with this medium as the Canson doesn't work very well.  You'd think it would be a decent paper since I think Canson makes the much preferred Arches watercolor paper.

Anyway, just wanted to let you know that I am painting and a real masterpiece is on the way!  lol

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Buying From An Artist

I don't know from where the above graphic came or who made it, but it really struck me as being so very true.  I just wanted to share it with you and if you know the origin of it, please let me know so I can give credit.  That person certainly hit the nail on the head!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Jumping Around Again

I was arranging stuff in my taboret and found my watercolors.  Actually, I knew where they were but for some reason they caught my attention and I painted this ginger kitten.

There's a good reason the watercolors stay put away for long stretches of time (although I will use them in conjunction with gouache from time to time).  I just don't have the light touch and patience required for those beautiful, transparent watercolors that I admire so much.  Waiting for an area to dry completely rarely happens with me so I end up with more streaks, hard edges and cauliflowers than the average bear!

Anyway, I tried------------------------