Thursday, September 29, 2022

Two Tutorials One Artist



Just checking online to see if there are new interesting tutorials, when I came across Diane Antone. She offers numerous sketches to go with her tutorials.

The first I tried was the Fishing Harbor sketch. I followed her tutorial using Winsor Newton Cotman watercolor tubes on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. For details I add Posca and Micron Pens.

I actually didn't watch the video when I worked on Three Birds in Flowers, Leaves and Berries. I looked over her design and patterning and let it inspire my own work. I used Master's Touch metallic watercolor cakes on black Stonehenge 140 lb. cold press paper. I'm happy with this, it was an enjoyable piece to work on.


Sunday, September 25, 2022

Priory Line and Wash Watercolor


 This line and wash watercolor painting is of a Priory from a tutorial by Paul Clark. This painting was certainly a challenge. I learned a lot using the wet and wet technique!

I used graphite paper to transfer the outline onto my Arches 140 lb. watercolor block. I used Winsor Newton Cotman watercolors with a bit of white Holbein Artists' Gouache for highlights.  I used a Micron 01 for the line.

I'm really enjoy the work I get to do on scenes from Paul Clark's tutorials.



Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Portrait of a Pig Named Percy

 This mixed media painting "Portrait of a Pig," is from a tutorial by Tamara Laporte. It was a fun piece to work on as a gift for my husband Sandy's birthday today! He will love it.

I used Jane Davenport watercolors and a variety of markers and pencils, on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper.

I'm very happy I chose to work on this portrait, which we named Percy.


Sunday, September 18, 2022

Northern Lights a Watercolor Painting


This Northern Lights watercolor painting is from a tutorial by Sarah Cray for Let's Make Art.

I used Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Set 1 liquid watercolors on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper

This was fun and a bit of a challenge to make the painting like those wonderful lights in the sky.


Thursday, September 15, 2022

Metallic Watercolor Rooster

 This colorful bird was painted following a tutorial by The Frugal Crafter, Lindsay Weirich.

I painted this beauty with the Master's Touch Metallic Semi-Moist Color Cake Set, on black Stonehenge Aqua cold press watercolor paper. I used Saral Transfer Paper to put my rooster drawing onto the black paper.

It was really fun seeing the metallic watercolors shimmer as I painted on the black paper.

After the paint was dry I added some black line details to enhance the piece, with a Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pen.


Sunday, September 11, 2022

Happy Houses Mixed Media

 I love working on tutorials by Tamara Laporte and when there was a sale, I hurried to get "Happy Houses." I've been wanting to work on that one for awhile.

I copied the drawing onto my watercolor block (140lb. cold press) and painted mostly using Jane Davenport watercolors. I used assorted markers, pens and pencils to further enhance the painting. It was a great tutorial. I learned a lot about lighting, darks and lights in watercolor.


Thursday, September 8, 2022

Mother Nature


This mixed media painting Mother Nature is from a tutorial by Tamara Laporte for the Art Soul Gathering 2022. It was a challenging piece to work on, but I'm so glad I did!

I used Jane Davenport watercolors and a variety of markers, pencils and some gesso, on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper.


Sunday, September 4, 2022

Country Landscape in UK

 This country landscape is from a tutorial by Paul Clark. I used an Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolor block. I love using the Arches blocks, but today I had some problems painting. I love the many mixes of green, especially the blue green hedge rows. I love to mix my colors, when I use Winsor Newton Cotman watercolor tubes.

I think I like the foreground on this piece the best.