Thursday, May 27, 2010

Another experiment from class

Here's another picture done in my Spring 2010 watercolor class. In this session we experimented with using watercolor on non-white papers. In the example, I used transparent watercolor on gray Canson paper. After I had all the darks and midtones, I added the lighter color by mixing my watercolor with white Windsor Newton gouache. I like it!

Monday, May 24, 2010

What a busy winter and spring!

It's been a while since my last post. We have a lot of things going on, including the upcoming wedding of my daughter. But I've still been teaching some painting classes, which are a wonderful mental health break. The most recent session has been a class emphasizing experimenting with different materials. The sample here is one of several done combining ink with watercolor. One of my favorite ways to work. I love the feel of an ink line. For me, it's the closest thing to handwriting a picture. Very fluid and free.