Monday, October 18, 2021

Raging Rooster Metallic Watercolor

 Meet the "Raging Rooster" from a tutorial by The Art Sherpa, Cinnamon Cooney. He was a lot of fun to paint with my Master's Touch, metallic watercolors. I transferred the outline provided onto my black watercolor paper (Stonehenge cold press 140 lb.) using Saral Transfer Paper.

I made a few changes to the original design, to make it work for me. I drew these using a white watercolor pencil...the water used in painting the picture easily dissolved the watercolor pencil.

I enhanced the painting using both Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White and a white Posca pen for th line details.

I had fun painting this rooster and making it mine.


Friday, October 15, 2021

Poppies and Pods Line and Wash

 This painting is maybe number 5 or 6 in the poppy collection. This isn't a tutorial, it's my drawing from a lot of what I have learned from Paul Clark and Sarah Cray. The idea came from a watercolor coloring pad.

I used Winsor Newton Cotman tube watercolors on Canson cold press 140 lb. watercolor paper. For the line, I used a Micron 01 pen.


Monday, October 11, 2021

Manarola Village Loose Line and Wash

 As much as I enjoy bright colors and ocean landscapes, I could not say the same about my own work on this painting. Although I am pleased with the finished piece, I found this very challenging.

This is a loose style watercolor of Manarola Village from a tutorial by The Art Sherpa, Cinnamon Cooney. I did change the sky in the painting to a cloudy blue.

I transferred the outline using my light pad to the watercolor paper. I went over my pencil lines with Micron Pens (03 and 05).

I used Winsor Newton Cotman watercolor tubes on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. I also enhanced the areas around the banks with Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White.


Friday, October 8, 2021

Metallic Cactus Watercolor

 Since I painted that first metallic swan, I have been addicted to painting with the Master's Touch Metallic Semi-Moist Color Cake set of watercolors! 

Having painted several florals, it was time for a change. Here's my latest, an abstract cactus! It was great fun. I began working on this painting by sketching the image with a white watercolor pencil. I enhanced the flowers using a Micron 01 pen. The piece was painted on Stonehenge watercolor cold press black paper.

This was really fun. You will have to try it out!


Monday, October 4, 2021

Peacock #3 Watercolor

 I couldn't wait to paint this Peacock from a tutorial by Paul Clark. It's number three in my collection!

I  transferred the available outline onto my Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, using my light pad. I used Winsor Newton Cotman Tube watercolors to paint this lovely bird. 

I enhanced the painting with splatters of white gouache and some lines with an orange Pastel Chalk Pencil.


Monday, September 27, 2021