Hi friends! It’s FRIDAY! Yippeee! I hope you had a great week and are pumped up for an exciting and crafty weekend!
Work on organizing the studio continues and I am polishing up a new girl portrait and process video, but not quite done with either yet – so I will post up the finished painting from a quick Life Book 2016 lesson from a few weeks ago, taught by artist Martha Lever.
These are small 2-3 inch potted flowers in loose watercolor on a 5 x 7 cold press watercolor card. I used Daniel Smith watercolors – some standard colors mixed with their Primatek line, which are gorgeous mineral colors- many with a strong granulation that produces fantastic texture. A fine black pen gave each floral a finished, sketchy look.
Warning: these are ADDICTING! It is freeing and inspiring to just take a brush to the paper with no sketch or plan, make some simple marks and produce a beautiful little painting. I think this might also be fun to try with simple faces… ooh!
- Daniel Smith Watercolor Primatek Set
- Daniel Smith Watercolor Essentials Set
- Strathmore Watercolor Card (I cut one in half)
- Faber-Castell Pitt Pens
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, and I’ll catch you on Monday with a new process video and mixed media portrait!
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