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
Tried painting some beach scenes with my watercolors. Man, color mixing is a real art form. I’m much more familiar with acrylics, and I have a bajillion colors to choose from. Very rarely do I need to do anything more complicated than tinting the colors. Time to grow as an artist! These are scenes from… Continue reading The beach
Landscapes have never really been my thing. I get bogged down in details, it takes forever, looks wrong, and I find it both frustrating and less interesting than people or horses. In spite of this, occasionally I want a landscape on my wall, or want something other than stark white paper behind my heroically posed… Continue reading Watercolor landscape
The story behind the emerald horse.
I don’t think I’ve drawn/painted a still life since high school. The one on the left was done holding the tip of the brush–so with less control–and the one on the right was done holding close to the brush end–more control. I’m not sure which I like better. Except for the lemons, I undoubtedly like… Continue reading Still life
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