Monday, April 19, 2021

Coastal Line and Wash

 Darren Yeo is an artist living in Melbourne, Australia. He is the "Watercolour Mentor" and gives a great variety of tutorials on "Youtube". You can find this artist here:

I instantly fell in love with his style. His coastal buildings on the water attracted me right away. They are the basis for this painting.

I sketched out my version of this image and placed it on my watercolor paper (Canson 140 lb. cold press) using my light box. I went over my lines using a Micron 01 pen and painted this colorful painting using Winsor Newton Cotman tube watercolor paints. I enhanced the painting using General's Pastel Chalk Pencils.


Sunday, April 11, 2021

Beach Hut Watercolor Painting


This "Beach Hut," painting reminds me of the many summer days spent at the beaches in Long Island, New York. It's a tutorial by artist Paul Clark.

I used my light box with the template provided to transfer the line drawing to my Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper.

I really enjoy Clark's tutorials and learn a lot of new techniques in each one. I learned to not only blend my Winsor Newton Cotman watercolor tubes, but also use Pastel Chalk Pencils and a few other tricks to make this painting as realistic as possible.


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Red Squirrel Line and Wash

 This little guy is a Red Squirrel. They used to be numerous in the UK, but are now on the endangered list. I enjoyed painting him following a tutorial by Paul Clark.

I used my light box to transfer the image onto my watercolor paper. I used Winsor Newton Cotman watercolor tubes. I used a Micron 01 pen and General's Pastel Chalk Pencils for additional details.

This image was really fun and I learned so much doing this tutorial.


Sunday, April 4, 2021

Perfume Bottle Watercolor

 This perfume bottle is from a recent tutorial by Sarah Cray for Let's Make Art.

After printing the lesson's traceable image, I put it on my light box and traced the image using a watercolor pencil, onto Canson watercolor paper.

I painted the bottle using Winsor Newton Cotman watercolor tubes. I enhanced the image with a gold metallic Gelly Roll pen.


Thursday, April 1, 2021

Under the Sea Watercolor


After practicing individual images from various books and tutorial, I designed a painting combining them. The turtle is from Pinterest, the clown fish, treasure chest and coral are from Dana Fox's, "Watercolor With Me, in the Ocean."

I transferred each image onto Arches Watercolor paper with a light box. Before I painted the images I used Daniel Smith Artist Masking Fluid to protect the images from the blue paint.

I painted with Winsor Newton Cotman watercolor tubes.


Saturday, March 27, 2021

Galaxy Hair a Watercolor Painting


This was a fun tutorial by Sarah Cray for Let's Make Art. I traced the outline onto my Canson 140 lb. watercolor paper, using my light box.

This is happens what happens when you use two colors of watercolors and let them bleed together with water and added salt to the mix, watching the blooms start to open. I added the Dr. Ph. Martins Bleed Proof White for the stars! It was fun using a light mix of color for her facial features. It was a fun project although I did go off the rails a bit on my own!

It's was just too much fun, not to try again. This time I used an old piece of Arches watercolor paper. The painting didn't react to the salt, but then I decided to add metallic watercolor dots and lots of watercolor frizzy hair! Isn't she cool?