Monday, July 26, 2021

Hummingbird and Flowers in Metallic Watercolor

 I'm always looking for new tutorials in the medium that I plan to use.

I wanted to use the Frugalcrafter Lindsay Weirich for the hummingbird tutorial, but had a difficult time drawing the bird. So, I drew the bird (using a white watercolor pencil) from a tutorial from Let's Make Art by Sarah Cray.

My Master's Touch Metallic set did not have the same colors as Lindsay's, but I had fun choosing my own. I used black Stonehenge cold press watercolor paper. I enhanced the hummingbird using black and white Posca Pens.


Monday, July 19, 2021

Portland Lighthouse Watercolor

 I was so happy to find that Paul Clark chose to teach a lighthouse as one of his weekly tutorials. This is Portland Lighthouse in the USA! I discovered there are several Portlands in the USA, but I'm thinking this one is in Main!

I so enjoyed the many challenges this tutorial gave me and I'm so very pleased with the results!

The rocky cliff was done with a piece of Cling Wrap crushed over a watery mess of watercolor paints and left there for more than 10 minutes. After removing the wrap, I went in with my brush and more paints adding more to the rough rocky surface.

I painted this scene using Winsor Newton Cotman watercolor tubes on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. The piece was enhanced with table salt, General's Pastel Chalk Pencils, and a bit of scratching with a craft blade for shine to the water..


Sunday, July 18, 2021

Fishermen in Watercolor

 I was brought up in a house with Asian artifacts and have taken several classes on Asian culture. So, I was very happy to have this tutorial from Paul Clark to paint.

I painted this scene using Winsor Newton Cotman tubes on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. The painting was enhanced using General's Pastel Chalk Pencils and a craft blade to give the water some shine.

My husband loved this painting so much that he found a gold frame for it, and we decided that it has to go on our wall!



Monday, July 12, 2021

Desert Dusk Watercolor

 This "Desert Dusk Watercolor," is from tutorial by Sarah Cray for Let's Make Art. I lightly drew the scene and then follow the colors in the tutorial, enjoying the rainbow effects of the lines of color on the wet paper.

This painting is on a 4x6" Winsor Newton watercolor cold press postcard. I used Winsor Newton Cotman tube colors.

I've been enjoying the limited color palette and the smaller work space. It's an enjoyable challenge.


Friday, July 9, 2021

A Metallic Painting Day!


I was looking for something new and fun to do, when I realized I have a set of metallic watercolors, that I have yet to try out! Those paints, black watercolor paper (Legion Stonehenge cold press) and a pencil (watercolor or regular) was all I needed to follow two tutorials (Metallic Swan, Metallic Bubbles) by Sarah Cray. I used Artist Loft Metallic Watercolors, which I hadn't tried yet and when I did, it came out of the tube separated. So maybe they don't last too long, but I mixed each with a bit of water and they worked for these projects.

 I really love the swan and might be tempted to paint another!

Have some fun and give it a try!


Wednesday, July 7, 2021

A Sailboat in Line and Wash

This sailboat watercolor painting is from a tutorial by Paul Clark. This time I think I got the boat ok, with not much of a background.

I used Winsor Newton Cotman tube watercolors on Canson 140 lb. cold press paper. I added Bleed Proof White on the painting, for the reflection from the hull. I used two Micron Pens for the line 01 and 05.


Sunday, July 4, 2021

Willy Lott's Cottage a Watercolor Painting


This painting is of a special residence in the United Kingdom. It's "Willy Lott's Cottage," a tutorial by Paul Clark. Through the years many artists have painted this lovely scene. I hope I have done it justice.

The tutorial was meant to be a lesson on including figures in landscape paintings. The figures were not too hard, I did practice. But painting the river was another story.

I used Winsor Newton Cotman watercolor tubes on Canson cold press watercolor paper. Artist Masking Fluid was used to make the reeds at the bottom of the painting. I used General's Muti Pastel, Pastel Chalk Pencils to bring out the highlights in the painting.


Friday, July 2, 2021

Daffodil Watercolor Postcard


This painting of a "Daffodil" is from a tutorial by Sarah Cray for Let's Make Art.

I used my new light pad to transfer a line drawing to the watercolor paper. The painting is on a 4 x 6" Winsor Newton Watercolor cold press postcard. It was painted using Winsor Newton Cotman tube colors.

I enjoyed work with the limited color palette. It was a challenge!