Saturday, May 21, 2011

Flowers Again ?

Daily practice, aka new addiction.
Today's lesson was on tulips.  Then I attempted another flower, but didn't like it, so I turned it into tree blossoms.   I'm not sure I'm improving, but I'm having a blast.   Order your Christmas Cards early, LOL.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Learning a Lot, more flowers

Here is what I'm learning:
   It's still always about process, not product.
   There is a big difference between cold-pressed watercolor papers.
   Every brush acts differently, even if they're the same size and kind.
   I use too much pigment and paint, and not enough water.
And the number 1 thing I'm learning?  Painting flowers is addictive.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

You, Too, Can Paint

Color Drop Flowers, by Martha Lever, started this week, so I practiced my first lesson.  They are so much fun to create, and the possibilities are endless.   I will probably paint obsessively for a week or two before moving on to the next thing, but for now, I'll post the "show and tell".  Just like the zentangle motto of "you can do anything, one stroke at a time," these flowers are the same principle.   Just follow along on the video, and voila! you, too, are a successful Artiste.

And check out the real artists, like Lori Vliegen, here.
For more information about classes, try Creative Workshops, where Martha teaches.
p.s.  I love that the nature quote of the day I posted this was "Earth laughs in flowers."  R.W. Emerson