Tag watercolor

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Watercolor on the West Coast #1

Yesterday we were driving through Oregon and went from the mountains to the desert. I’ve never been to the desert so my reaction was a mix of “Wow!” and “how weird!” Lots of brown and relatively solitary trees. The sky was stunning even with the heavy rain. So I decided as […]

Daily Painting: Coming Soon

I decided that starting Monday (and for the next 3 weeks) I’m going to try and do a daily painting. It’ll be in watercolor, but eventually I’d like to work in acrylics and possibly oils. I’ll also only be using Coeruleum (blue), white, vermilion (red), black, and Lemon Yellow. Unless I […]

back cover

This week I made an announcement about the book I’ve been illustrating (and writing), so I’ve been trying to get the final copy formatted. After uploading the initial cover I realized I need a back cover to go with the front cover. I decided it’d be better to paint it to […]

The End

I finished all of the watercolor illustrations today, now Ella can format them and create the book. I’ve learned a lot since I started working on them – mostly in the mechanics of watercolor and using them effectively. I won’t say I’ve mastered it, but I’ve come so far from when […]

Oh, look!

So I sort of made a mistake the other day. Mostly I just got carried away. I like coffee colors, my kitchen is done in coffee – reds, tans, yellows, I have a ton of Starbucks coffee on my table and pictures of cups of coffee on my wall and dish […]

Watercolor and Oils

Guess what I did yesterday? I spent most of the day making some watercolor illustrations and two hours later I made it to art class (yay!). I finished (for the most part) my Battlestar Galactica oil piece, complete with missing corners (well as close as I could get), multicolored space, and […]

Illustration attempt #1

Last night I decided to try a mix of watercolor and ink for my illustrations. I did a test run with the paints when we got home so I could figure out how they work and what I wanted to do with them, and this morning I decided to paint the […]