Watercolor Words and Wanderings

DSCN4407Yikes! My computer crashed hard. I am so in love with the bubbles on the polar bear. Both bears saw 5 to 6 layers of glazing  to get that deep rich color…but maintain the glow of the paper. I then used Pigma pens to “zentangle” the lines. I am going to re-do the bubble blowing one for sure….stay tuned. Also I am pleased to announce….a finished painting! Not only finished but also sold!( Thank you – you know who you are!)Now I need to name this one. The butterfly started in class with Becky Darling. Everyone loved it – they all thought the colors were “IN”….I thought it was a mess! A friend looked at it and just had to have it….so just goes to show ya! The birch trees above are a lesson from class that we are working on about masking/hold your whites.

Peace Out- Till next week!




Watercolor Words and Wanderings

I missed most of Tuesday class this week to follow up with the doctor’s helper- the good news is I am healing well. I went to a Christmas card making class in Exeter, NH on Saturday. Doris Rice taught the class and I learned a bunch about running a class when folks are painting small paintings. Doris did an excellent job- she was prepared and confident. I am hoping to study some more with her. It is about an hour ride to Exeter and what a cute town!

Here are my FINISHED -YES- FINISHED cards! WHooT WhOOt….If you want to use any for your cards this year let me know!


Here are the ones I am still working on…


Gotta run late for a meeting 🙂 Until Next week- Peace Out- Bec


Watercolor Words and Wanderings

Happy fall everyone! Finally the air is feeling like fall- most of the leaves are down. My mom noticed that I have an iris blooming! I hope the warm, wacky weather will not stress out the plant too much. I taught a Watercolor Card Making Workshop at The Library Arts Center on Saturday. It was so much fun getting ready for and teaching. Nine folks came and it was just the right amount. Folks made some great cards- there were all levels of painters there too. We used arches 140 LB cold pressed paper and then we will attach the art to our cards once we get the work flattened out. Here are the demos I prepared for class…

Below is what we did in art class on Tuesday- Becky Darling set up a fall still life and she brought this bizarre pumpkin doll- this is only an under painting and I am not sure I will do much with it as the subject is not much interest to me. We also are using a book titled , The Artists Color Guide by Hazel Soan. This book serves as a guide for class and we are studying in more detail color…this week was oranges straight out of the tube. The black line is done with a permanent marker and is there so we can gage how transparent or opaque the color is.

and lastly a small thank you card I made…feeling much better and should be back on track this week in terms of art! Peace Out- Bec