Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Instead of having the paper upright on the easle, I laid it down on the table. Now the paint stayed put in a nice juicy wet area. When I wanted it to drip, I tilted the paper. Then I laid it back down. When the sky was just about dry, I painted the tree trunks nice and juicy wet. Then I blew the paint outward to make the branches. No matter that there are too many - I can pastel over the ones I don't want.
So here is the beginning of pastel overlay. I think I've had a little too much wine with dinner tonight! So I'm going to stop right now! It's OK that it makes me loose - it is just the "sleepiness" might make me sloppy.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I have a little bonus show-n-tell. First - a thank you to http://pintangle.com/ for listing me as one of the interesting blogs to visit! Since Pintangle is a fiber and stitching-related blog, I will show a little stitching project I am working on. It is of two macaws and I am showing a detail of it. I am "painting with thread" to fill in the design. It will take a long, long time ... so don't hold your breath to see this done anytime soon! I must tell everyone that I did not design this. It was from an iron-on transfer book I got in 1982!!!! But I always loved the design and wanted to do a stitching project with it.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
On technique: I heard from another pastelist who took Richard McKinley's class, that she found Kitty Wallis paper in white took watercolor beautifully compared to other surfaces. So, I hopped on the internet and ordered more so I could have enough for the workshop and practising before I go. So the next piece will be on Kitty Wallis. I'm curious to try this out.
Monday, August 16, 2010
This feels uncomfortable and foreign after working on (and feeling at home with) LaCarte paper. So, I don't know how this will turn out. More on this tomorrow ...
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
An artist friend and I went for a trailride above Hope Valley, California. We went on the Pacific Crest Trail. We packed small watercolor kits and had lunch and painted by a beautiful lake. Here are some pictures of this fun trip.
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