Beginning a Journey in Watercolor
A few weeks ago, I posted a painting that I made in response to the photo challenge, Focus on Life: Create Art.
I knew I wanted to portray a sunrise in watercolor. I wanted a certain transparency, luminosity. Pretty big words for someone who has not tried to capture anything in watercolor paint in at least thirty years! The only classes I have taken were many years ago, and were more focused on stage renderings than landscape painting.
This past summer, though, I learned a painting technique called Thick Painting on Glass, from a talented decorative painter named Sandy. I think it whetted my appetite for painting.
I've also been doing a bit of painting on metal jewelry components with specially made inks.
But painting on paper is different. And watercolor offers so many effects based on the amount of water used, thickness of paint, paper texture, brush used, and on and on. So many things to explore. So I am starting a journey to explore watercolor technique, and maybe even see how it effects my jewelry making. I will be joining with others, following the lessons at Studio Waterstone, Watercolor Painting 101, with Lori Plyler. If you have a hankering to paint, why not join us?
Here is my contribution to Lessons 1&2.
|My art table|
|Color wheel with some brush stroke explorations.|
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