I painted this in an effort to…well…learn more about watercolors. I was trying to mess around with controlling the depth of pigment in broader strokes, but still deliberate ones, if that makes sense. The water came out kind of cool, but you can see that the ship leaked all over it because I didn’t wait… Continue reading red sails
The paint was still wet when I snapped this picture. “The road less traveled” does not describe the past 6 weeks of my life, that’s for sure. It’s been one trip after another. I’m looking forward to a little respite in the in the next couple weeks.
I ended up really loving how this piece came out. I framed it and it’s hanging in my guest room. You can have a copy, too, if you like: It also lends itself shockingly well to throw pillows, bags, and chiffon shirts.
One of the great things about art is that any time you pick up your tools to play with them, it’s worthwhile. You are practicing. You are learning. Even that time I picked up ink sticks and smudged out a firey horse from memory, trying to familiar myself with the way the colors move and… Continue reading Smudging
Apparently most artists go through a blue period. It’s because blue is such a wonderful color. So much depth and feeling and warmth and comfort and richness and….you get the idea. Also, that black-like color? I mixed that. On purpose. Progress!
Watercolors still mystify me. Every time I think I’m starting to get the hang of it, I realize that color mixing is still so, so far outside my comfort zone. I mean, mixing red, blue and yellow to get brown, on purpose. I haven’t done that outside my color wheel project yet. I need to carry my… Continue reading Zebra
Made a color wheel with watercolors for the first time ever. I had art books when I was a kid–lots of them, actually–but never an art class. It was only after college that I decided to make a concerted effort to get better at drawing. My first move was to buy a coffee table book… Continue reading Watercolors