Thursday, August 27, 2015

GLORIOUS BLOSSOMS and the Cruciform Design

Watercolor - 11x15

I painted Glorious Blossoms using one of my favorite compositional designs - the cruciform. I first wet the paper and then applied paint in a cruciform or cross patter, making sure that I extended the color to all four sides of the paper while leaving white space around it. I let the colors flow and mingle and then added darks to pull out the shape of the white flowers.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

TULIP DELIGHT and The Color Pink

Watercolor - 11x15

I realized as I was looking through some of my floral paintings that I have a lot of watercolors of bright, pink flowers. I guess that is because it is such a happy, spring color and I love combining it with some yellow and orange. I might have to try and break my addiction to the color pink and focus on other flower colors - or maybe not!

Friday, August 21, 2015

SOLITARY SONG - Watercolor on Canvas

Watercolor mounted on canvas - 8x10

Before I mounted Solitary Song I covered the stretched canvas with decorative tissue paper that coordinates with the painting. The finished piece is ready to display by hanging it on the wall, propping on a shelf or using a small easel.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

SOUTHWESTERN SKY - Watercolor on Canvas

Watercolor mounted on canvas - 8x10

This another one of my watercolor paintings that I mounted on an 8x10 inch stretched canvas. Instead of painting the canvas first I collaged tissue paper on to give the look of old leather. After I mounted the painting to the canvas I sprayed it with a sealer so that it is protected and ready to display.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

LAVENDER SCENT - Watercolor on Canvas

Original Watercolor mounted on canvas - 8x10

I am always on the look out for different ways to display my watercolor paintings so I decided to try mounting them on a stretched canvas. I first painted the canvas a coordinating lavender color, using a sponge and two different shades to create a little contrast and texture. Because the canvas is gallery wrapped there are no staples showing along the edge so after I mounted the 140 lb watercolor paper to the canvas it was ready to display - either by hanging on the wall, propped on a shelf or on a decorative easel!
You can see all of my Watercolors on Canvas in my Easy Shop here

Friday, August 7, 2015

Fresh Flowers

Watercolor - 11x15

I wish I were one of those people who gardened and picked fresh flowers everyday to decorate the house - but I am afraid that I do not have a green thumb. At least I can have fun painting them!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015