Posts Tagged: Watercolor

Abstract Expressionism in Watercolor

I’ve never been one for abstract painting. While I love looking at it and often marvel over how artists create such works, my mind always went blank when I looked at a canvas or sheet of paper and tried to

Abstract Expressionism in Watercolor

I’ve never been one for abstract painting. While I love looking at it and often marvel over how artists create such works, my mind always went blank when I looked at a canvas or sheet of paper and tried to

Simple Gifts

One of the greatest ways in which art brings us — and others — joy is through creating simple gifts for those we love. Art can be simple, and simple art can be beautiful when shared. Even with my limited

Simple Gifts

One of the greatest ways in which art brings us — and others — joy is through creating simple gifts for those we love. Art can be simple, and simple art can be beautiful when shared. Even with my limited

Happy Mother’s Day from Madox

I always have fun painting with our grandchildren, especially Madox. You’ve met him before in the pages of this blog. He’s always excited and enthusiastic about art, and together we have lots of fun. Recently Madox and I worked together

Happy Mother’s Day from Madox

I always have fun painting with our grandchildren, especially Madox. You’ve met him before in the pages of this blog. He’s always excited and enthusiastic about art, and together we have lots of fun. Recently Madox and I worked together

Thoughtful Blobs of Color

As I moved into the second phase of my watercolor doodles project, the process became a bit more challenging. I was still working with blobs of color, but at this stage those blobs became a bit more thoughtful — and

Thoughtful Blobs of Color

As I moved into the second phase of my watercolor doodles project, the process became a bit more challenging. I was still working with blobs of color, but at this stage those blobs became a bit more thoughtful — and

Brushing Up

Of all the things I’ve learned and read and done — or tried — over the last year as a new artist, nothing has confounded me more than paintbrushes. Yes. Paintbrushes. I’ve watched a lot of watercolor tutorials. I’ve read

Brushing Up

Of all the things I’ve learned and read and done — or tried — over the last year as a new artist, nothing has confounded me more than paintbrushes. Yes. Paintbrushes. I’ve watched a lot of watercolor tutorials. I’ve read

The Sincerest Form of Flattery

It’s been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In the art world, imitation is also a very important part of the learning process. One of the first “tricks” I discovered to help improve my drawing skills was

The Sincerest Form of Flattery

It’s been said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In the art world, imitation is also a very important part of the learning process. One of the first “tricks” I discovered to help improve my drawing skills was

How Loose is Too Loose?

I’m having a great time playing with watercolors. To celebrate my recent art “anniversary” I couldn’t resist gifting myself with a few beautiful new watercolors from M. Graham, including a dioxazine purple. Lately, purple seems to be one of my

How Loose is Too Loose?

I’m having a great time playing with watercolors. To celebrate my recent art “anniversary” I couldn’t resist gifting myself with a few beautiful new watercolors from M. Graham, including a dioxazine purple. Lately, purple seems to be one of my

A Flash of Color

On a recent visit to my husband’s family in Osceola, Missouri, I caught sight of a brilliant flash of color. As we got closer, I saw a bright, beautiful scarlet tanager. He settled on a nearby branch almost as if

A Flash of Color

On a recent visit to my husband’s family in Osceola, Missouri, I caught sight of a brilliant flash of color. As we got closer, I saw a bright, beautiful scarlet tanager. He settled on a nearby branch almost as if

A Poem as Lovely as a Tree

I remember when my older sister was in high school and was required to memorize Joyce Kilmer’s poem: “I think that I shall never see A poem as lovely as a tree A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against

A Poem as Lovely as a Tree

I remember when my older sister was in high school and was required to memorize Joyce Kilmer’s poem: “I think that I shall never see A poem as lovely as a tree A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against

Standing At the Edge

I’ve been playing around with watercolors over the last few weeks — a little of this, some of that, and a lot of splotches. I’m still┬álearning to use these mischievous paints, and it’s always fun to drip and drop and

Standing At the Edge

I’ve been playing around with watercolors over the last few weeks — a little of this, some of that, and a lot of splotches. I’m still┬álearning to use these mischievous paints, and it’s always fun to drip and drop and