Monday, December 6, 2021

POINSETTIAS - Watercolor Batik

POINSETTIAS
Watercolor Batik - 12x18

I am teaching a Watercolor Batik class for the Art Guild that I belong to and we will be painting  poinsettias and other 'Tis The Season' subjects. Should be a lot of fun

Happy Holidays! 


Thursday, December 2, 2021

CALLA LILY DREAMS - Design Concepts

CALLA LILY DREAMS
Watercolor Collage - 15x22

It is always worthwhile to take the time to study the Basic Concepts of Design. Whether you take classes, with videos and read books, understanding what makes a painting good is invaluable.

Understanding the concepts of composition, value, color, edges and perspective are the building blocks for good art. Study all you can. Some design concepts elude you until you are truly ready to understand, process and use them. Don't give up. One day you will has an AHA moment and it will all click in to place. 

Study, learn, practice!




Monday, November 29, 2021

SUNSHINE & Shadows

SUNSHINE
Watercolor - 8x10

'Keep your face always towards the sunshine, 
and shadows will fall behind you'
~ Walt Whitman ~

Thursday, November 25, 2021

CALLA LILY MUSIC & Collage

 

CALLA LILY MUSIC

Watercolor Collage - 11x14

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For Calla Lily Music I used thin rice paper that I had stamped musical notes on as collage material. I also hand painted some of the rice paper in shades of green and pink and glued those here and there in the background.




Thursday, November 18, 2021

SPRING PALETTE & Creativity

SPRING PALETTE
Watercolor - 11x14

"Creativity requires constant shifting, blending of both divergent thinking
 and convergent thinking, to combine new information with old and forgotten ideas.

 Highly creative people are very good at marshaling their brains into 
bilateral mode, and the more creative they are, the more they dual-activate."