Monday, June 30, 2014

pink sun

bigger is more fun

11x15 watercolor flower macro 
from my own reference photo

using large brushes is much better when you pull out the large palette :D

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

trying something new

 Picked up some Faber Castell Gelatos to try out.
They match my Pitt Pens and Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils
so I thought they would be a fun thing to add to my supplies.
I tried making a color chart with a waterbrush and the creamy gelato sticks but didn't like the result.
Using them like crayons is a bit heavy handed.  Thanks to KD Sams, I put them on my craft mat  and redid the color chart. Richer color with control! 
Using gelatos, pitt pen and watercolor pencil together was fun. 
Then I tried to Glaze for a sealed product and ruined most of the work.
I suspect the mica paint touches and watercolor pencil were the culprits that smeared. 
Looking forward to more play...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014


 if you know what this is...let me know
I found it on Mt Hood 


more Columbine

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

ready or not

after I blend the darks in the top right, I am done painting

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Playing on canvas...

Working on a watercolor poppy on canvas for a change. I like having the larger space to work. This is a 16 x  20 gallery wrapped canvas with a few coats of watercolor ground.