Monday, May 20, 2019

Steps to painting my fun Confetti Flowers

I start out with an idea and put down shapes  of color , splattering some along the way.
When its dry, I use permanent ink and a fountain pen and draw flowers and leaves, and Whatever I want for a vase.
Then I start building the image , painting some gouache on the flowers, splattering, and painting the background with black gouache. When that is dry I use scrapbook paper and put small pieces of paper in just a few places. I have had a lot of fun just drawing and painting and not worrying about realistic pieces.

Step one you can see how loose this is. I just used a brush and let the paint bleed into itself. 
Step two I drew flowers onto the colors with ink.
Step three I added gouache splatters, and little squares., some shape to the vase with watercolor.
Step four was the last step and it is some collage.




Sunday, May 19, 2019

Confetti Flowers

I have been painting more of the fun flowers. I am going to try to fill the sketchbook with them but now sure i will want to do that many!  It is really good practice just putting paint down, and working with it.




Monday, May 6, 2019

Texas Watercolor Society Show

It is so exciting to get an email that starts with...congratulations You have a painting accepted
in the 70th annual exhibition of the Texas Watercolor society. The show is in San Antonio, TX May 29-August 15  Carol Carter was the Juror.
'Bad Hair Day' 
Also my Cloudcroft Class is full, and that is exciting. I am honored people want to learn from me.




Sunday, May 5, 2019

New Mexico watercolor Society Show

I entered the New Mexico watercolor show and was accepted.  John Salminen was the judge.
I received an award on my painting ‘Nashville’
The QoR award is a brand of paint. The inspiration came from a trip to Nashville.



Thursday, May 2, 2019

Lucca Italy

The day we went into Lucca there was a little shop, with this HUGE tree over it, and the lime green caught my eye.  I am just now getting it sketched. We are going back to Tuscany in Septmeber 2020 if you want to join us! Now's the time to start saving. 
I drew this with a 551 Fude fountain pen in a 5x8 Handbook Sketchbook.  I painted with watercolor and gouache.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Crazy Cactus

Here is another collage, watercolor that I am experimenting with.  You can find these on Daily Paintworks for sale.

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New experiment

I have been experimenting  painting flowers, and i have been adding a lot of different things to them.
I don't consider myself a flower painter so I added paper and gouache to see what it would look like.
It has been fun. I have done several.
I have posted these on 'DailyPaintworks' for Sale .
Here is the address to my art.

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This Red Tulip sold.












Steps to painting my fun Confetti Flowers

I start out with an idea and put down shapes  of color , splattering some along the way. When its dry, I use permanent ink and a fountain p...