Monday, April 4, 2011

Playing With Watercolors

This weekend, my book came in the mail... I've been excited to have a guide to getting back into the creative process with watercolors. This is a wonderful book for exploring the various ways you can use watercolors to paint images, find exciting textures, and mix it up with other media! You might want to have an artist's board and some painter's tape to start.

A process called dripping and blowing
Detail from bottom of "dripping and blowing" experiment
Another detail from same project

Two halves of "ochre color study"

As you can see, I had a lot of fun, and created some interesting color studies! I did some drawing in the last one, of a leaf, a seashell and a quail figurine. I didn't show the whole painting because I felt it wasn't quite balanced right. But I liked some of the details.

I have to take Jimmy Boo into the vet this morning, so this is going to be a short post today! Wish us luck... only think good things!

I hope you're having a great day! xox


Terriaw said...

That does look like a great book! I have been loving working with watercolor these days, so I might have to pick that up for reference. Love the beautiful exercises and experiments. Your quail study is quite lovely!

Good luck at the vet! hope all goes well.

Amisha said...

Oooooooh I like what you have made! And now I am going to have to add this book to my list.

life is happy most of the time. said...

these are so beautiful! you are so talented my darling!! xxxx

Anonymous said...

It looks like such a great book Shari and that you've had lots of fun playing. Such a sweet quail.

I hope Jimmy Boo is okay...

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