Tag Archives: watercolor

Tulip – Day 2

Hmmm.  Not so sure that this is going anywhere good.  I added veins to the leaves, and then shadows within the tulip itself.  The fact is, there are not really any shadows in the picture I am using, so these … Continue reading

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Tulip Painting – Day 1

  This past month has not been what I would have liked it to be. Instead of using my free time as I want to, I have had to use it for things that have to be done. The entire … Continue reading

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3 + 6

Three colors used to create six spheres. I think they are oranges or lemons or something. Colors are Daniel Smith New Gamboge, Winsor Newton Alizarin Crimson, and Graham Phthalo Blue. Everything was done with glazes. Some glazes were pure color, … Continue reading

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Practice, Practice, Practice!

I am continuing the varied steps from Birgit O’Connor’s excellent video.  Upon her recommendations for brushes, I ordered the DaVinci Cosmotop Mix B in size 30, and the Cosmotop Spin Mix F in 20 and 14.  The brushes I have been using have been either pure synthetics … Continue reading

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Rocks & Shells

As with sumi-e painting, in watercolor painting, much is to be learned from observation.  Recently, I purchased a video by Birgit O’Connor.  As an artist, she excels in vivid, colorful, large and intimate perspectives of flowers, but in looking on YouTube, she … Continue reading

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In a Pickle!

If it weren’t for Elizabeth Fluehr, I wouldn’t be in such a state. I did a search for negative painting on YouTube, and came across a series of three videos on the subject which she did.  The first one is … Continue reading

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Brushwork and Value in Watercolor

  Having been doing sumi-e with some regularity for several years, I am finding it helpful in watercolor. Because the brush is the vehicle for watercolor, as it is in sumi-e, it is important to understand how the brush works. Kolinsky sable watercolor brushes can … Continue reading

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