|Day 34 - Blossom from Tulip Tree, watercolor|
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
|Friday's painting a day - Day 33 - watercolor and graphite|
At any rate, I had fun doing this and I kind of like the way the leaves curl around, leading your eye around and through the little painting. I love adding all the other colors and still having it read as a white flower too. Fun!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
|Day 32 - Pink (Red?) Tulip on N. Walnut Street|
Now I've been known to sit myself in all sorts of strange places to paint but sitting in the middle of the street was definitely not an option. So I chose to look at back of the tulip - to my surprise, it was this beautiful pink/salmon color with light showing through the petals. I did a quick pencil sketch, altering the placement of the leaves for the composition's sake and adding the blues all around. I think I could still work on this some more - develop the shadows a bit more but overall I was happy with the result.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
|Tropical Flowers in a purple vase, San Juan, Puerto Rico - watercolor|
I had fun with this one today. It is based on another sketch from my Puerto Rico journal. It's got lots of glazing, layer upon layer to bring a deepness and richness to the color. I had to force myself to "step away from the painting" so I wouldn't muddy it up.
I'm happy with the result - what do you think?
|Me, teaching at the Studios Upstairs, above Angelucci Studios and Artists Gallery |
and the Mispillion Art League in the beautiful front room that faces N. Walnut Street
|Showing my journals and talking about watercolor journaling|
|Betsy paints the Riverwalk and Mispillion River in her journal|
|MJ sketching and Judy looking very carefully! North Walnut Street, Downtown Milford|
|Watercolor Journalers along the Riverwalk|
Watercolor Journaling Class at Live Cheap & Make Art Studios, a set by zombikaze on Flickr.Thanks to L.D. Kinder and Gwen Guerke for these photos of my "3-hours-on-a-Sunday-morning Watercolor Journaling Session" this past Sunday. The front room of the Studios Upstairs in the Riverwalk Center for the Arts was a great location for this workshop - right down the hall from my studio with a lovely view of the downtown.
The day started out foggy and damp but no sooner had we gone outside to sketch but the sun came out and the day turned out to be quite lovely!
Next up: Watercolor Journaling Workshop at the Arden home and garden of Atul and Lillian Shah. Wilmington, DE. Saturday, April 14, 10am-4pm $90 with a gourmet lunch included. Email me if you are interested in attending and send your check to me at 4 Park Avenue, Milford DE.
Monday, March 19, 2012
|My Sunflower Painting|
I was very excited - and a little nervous - to teach this workshop at Rehoboth Art League. As you may know if you've been following my antics, I've been painting in acrylics lately. Partly because I wanted to try it and partly because I had been invited to teach this workshop and the medium was to be Acrylic.
Employing some of the techniques I use when I paint in watercolor and some techniques that may be more akin to working in oils (thicker consistency, being able to add lighter color over darkers, etc), using my Sunflower Painting (left) as the starting point for their own works.
I walked the class through creating their own sunflower painting and was thrilled and amazed at how much fun everyone had and how different all their sunflowers were - and how much I had doing it! The photos below I believe are self-explanatory so I have not added any captions.
If you are interested in attending one of these monthly (3rd Thursday of the month) workshops, go to http://www.rehobothartleague.org for info or call RAL at 302-227-8408 and speak to Kim.
Canvas & Corks, March 15, 2012, 7-9pm: