Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Watercolor and Rice paper Collage Painting

Watercolor Collage - 15x22

For Home Sweet Home I used different types of rice papers hand painted with watercolor to create collage elements for a mixed media piece.

You can see in the detail photos the different layers of color and texture used in the cottage, garden, trees and sky - so much fun!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Art Community and Hibiscus Watercolor

Watercolor - 11x15

What does and artist community mean to you? Is it a place where people share an interest and are supportive of each other? Is the core of the group a love of art and creativity? Is it an art club, art class or just a group of artist creating together? Is an art community important in your life as an artist?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Turquoise, Purple and Southwestern Pots

Watercolor Batik - 13x24

Southwestern Pottery is part of an Etsy Treasury titled Turquoise With A Little Purple - you can see more of this beautiful collection here

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wedding Gift

Watercolor - 11x15

Song of the Southwest was purchased by Donna in Texas as a wedding gift for friends - how fun!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Pouring Watercolor Paint and A Barn

Watercolor - 14x20

I began this painting by pouring the primary colors on to wet paper, allowing them to mix and create soft, glowing color. I selected a red, blue and yellow watercolor and squirted paint directly from the tube to be mixed with some water in a small cup. The process of pouring the paint on to the paper instead of using a brush keeps the paper fresh and smooth so that the paints glide on cleanly. After the paint dried I used a brush to add definition to the trees, barn and foreground. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Day 4 - Five days of Fall Paintings

Watercolor - 11x15

I used real leaves to stamp shapes and shades of blue, purple and brown for this fun, fall watercolor!