Category Archives: Learning to Paint

The Three-Quarters Pole

I learned an interesting fact today about horse-racing. Those markers you see along the track don’t tell how far the jockey has come but show instead how far he still must go. In other words, the “quarter pole” doesn’t indicate

The Three-Quarters Pole

I learned an interesting fact today about horse-racing. Those markers you see along the track don’t tell how far the jockey has come but show instead how far he still must go. In other words, the “quarter pole” doesn’t indicate

Playing with Colors

My watercolor warm-up each morning is quite enjoyable. It’s become one of my favorite times of the day. I squiggle and scribble on newsprint. I splash water and paint here and there, I make thin lines and thick lines, and

Playing with Colors

My watercolor warm-up each morning is quite enjoyable. It’s become one of my favorite times of the day. I squiggle and scribble on newsprint. I splash water and paint here and there, I make thin lines and thick lines, and

So What Do I Do With It Now?

I had fun one evening while my husband worked on painting the walls of my studio. As he rolled paint, I sat here at my computer browsing watercolor videos. Oh, did I find a fun one! Try These Loose Watercolor

So What Do I Do With It Now?

I had fun one evening while my husband worked on painting the walls of my studio. As he rolled paint, I sat here at my computer browsing watercolor videos. Oh, did I find a fun one! Try These Loose Watercolor

Orange with Eucalyptus Leaves

I don’t know if this painting is an improvement over my first still life orangeĀ  or not, but it was a good painting experience for me. Definitely it’s a bit fancier than my first still life orange, so, what do

Orange with Eucalyptus Leaves

I don’t know if this painting is an improvement over my first still life orangeĀ  or not, but it was a good painting experience for me. Definitely it’s a bit fancier than my first still life orange, so, what do

Look Only at the Sky

Although this little practice painting isn’t much to brag about, it represents a big step forward for me with watercolors — as long as you only look at the sky. Yes, I managed to create a pale watercolor-washed sky using

Look Only at the Sky

Although this little practice painting isn’t much to brag about, it represents a big step forward for me with watercolors — as long as you only look at the sky. Yes, I managed to create a pale watercolor-washed sky using

What Went Wrong? – Part 2

Before I recount my tale of woe and share the steps I took from hopeful start to disastrous finish of my “Winter Stream” painting, let me take a moment first to more properly introduce Aubrey Phillips. Phillips was from the

What Went Wrong? – Part 2

Before I recount my tale of woe and share the steps I took from hopeful start to disastrous finish of my “Winter Stream” painting, let me take a moment first to more properly introduce Aubrey Phillips. Phillips was from the

What Went Wrong? – Part 1

I had high hopes for this painting. I suppose that was my first big mistake. My second mistake, I think, was that I tried to do everything right, to the best of my ability. The reason that was probably a

What Went Wrong? – Part 1

I had high hopes for this painting. I suppose that was my first big mistake. My second mistake, I think, was that I tried to do everything right, to the best of my ability. The reason that was probably a