Sunday, October 28, 2012
But in the winter, I dream of escaping to some place warm and bright. Like here. I have visited several Caribbean islands and have many pictures like this. Paradise on earth.
I met an artist at a art show who did the most fabulous skies I had ever seen. As it is something I struggle with, I asked him about his technique. He said the secret is in tilting the paper and guiding the paint this way and that. He said it gave soft edges and more realistic looking clouds. I tried that technique in this piece and I like it. It does look like the soft, striated clouds in the Caribbean and the constant bank of clouds just above the water horizon. And I like the look of the shadows of the palm trees. I'd like to practice this technique a bit more.
Watercolor paint on Cotman paper block.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Watercolor in the handbook sketchbook
Sunday, October 14, 2012
So thank you for being there (and here). Enjoy the cupcake.
Monday, October 08, 2012
I learned some valuable things in this exercise and I think I will continue to use this technique.
This is a nice, easy book to read and to follow, and I would recommend it.