Thursday, August 27, 2015

GLORIOUS BLOSSOMS and the Cruciform Design

GLORIOUS BLOSSOMS
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

TULIP DELIGHT
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

SOLITARY SONG 
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

SOUTHWESTERN SKY
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

LAVENDER SCENT
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

TOUCH OF SUMMER
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