I recently bought some art masking fluid to play with for keeping the white of the paper as I paint with watercolors. I played around with it this weekend and it was so fun! So easy to use, except for washing out the brushes…. when that stuff dries on them, it’s terribly annoying to get it out. The first one below I just wanted to play with lines and dots, intending it to be stars in a night sky. Perhaps it looks more like snow though. The second I wanted to play with it in the background of a simple painting. So fun!
I have a CSA this spring/summer and have been getting beautiful fruits and vegetables. I’ve been baking and cooking a lot, but finally took some time to paint some of it! The colors of these plums are amazing and they are just so delicious too. More watercolors to come!
I’ve actually been painting every Monday night for 3 hours! It’s great! I’ve updated my paintings section with a few more paintings. My technical skills are getting better along with planning compositions. I did find out I bought just the crappiest paints, so I’ll get through them soon and buy the better ones. I’m starting to actually see the difference in pigments when mixing different brands together. So, my goal is to keep on keeping on and maybe add one more painting day to my schedule. Wish me luck! Here’s my current favorite:
I’m definitely still learning how, but feel like I’m making progress. Definitely not my favorite subject matter, but I’m getting used to trying to breathe some life into them, and not let drab colors be drab. I figure if I can make a still life dramatic, it’ll be awesome to apply that to subject matters of greater interest to me. Really loving this art class I’m taking again. Can’t believe I waited so long to start one up again.
I had a blast painting some holiday cards to give to my family this year. Things I learned while doing so:
1. Cards are hard to photograph
2. Watercolor paints make amazing cards
3. I love using watercolor paints with pens.
Check out a few!
First group of cards I worked on. Before any pen work.
Fun to write along the rope of lights.
Most of the cards I made, excluding a couple Hanukkah ones. :)
Changes the whole card when I draw across the paint.