Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Experimentation Continues...



I am still playing with watercolors, and still trying to find the effects that I like. I've really been enjoying Water Paper Paint, by Heather Smith Jones! In my last post, I showed you the first few projects. Another one of the exercises that she asks you to do is shown below, along with a color study I made up myself...


Study of varying brush sizes

Color study (left side)

Color study (right side)
In the last two, every color I used was layered over a red and orange under-painting. I just wanted to see how it affect the cooler colors, as well as how it affected the similar warm colors.


I will probably be playing and experimenting for the next month, ha ha! It's so much fun seeing what the layering of colors does, and how the treatment of the paper before painting alters the effect of the paint. 


If you have any interest in learning watercolors, I really recommend that you get this book! I even took watercolor classes a few years ago, which taught me some good things, but this goes beyond classical watercolor techniques. It helps you learn to paint with the enthusiasm and unbridled creativity that you had when you were a child! It's so much fun!

7 comments:

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

I truly miss painting, Shari!
Wish there're more hours in a day~
I know, I should make more creative time, huh?

xo*

shari said...

Well, yes. ;) But you're a busy girl... maybe just have a little ready-to-go set up so you can take it with you? You may have some down time during your travels!

xox

Terriaw said...

Wow, cool experimentations! I love those color studies. I love working with watercolor, so I definitely have to get this book this weekend.

Orion Designs said...

It looks like you're having a lot of fun -- keep it up!

Brandi said...

What a fun book! I'll have to check it out.

Fenny Setiawan said...

Shari
First thanks for drop by my blog. Second, I love this post, because its so happen I intent to learn water color too. I just afraid I will mess up with it as I never try it before. I will check up about the book, Thanks Doll!

shari said...

The great thing about this book is that it encourages you to experiment, and to "mess up" so you can see if you like the effects! If anyone is wanting to start watercolors, or have but need some inspiration, then you should definitely check this book out!

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