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Painting a red rose in Watercolor

I’ve been taking a watercolor class for about six months from Gail McDaniel, a wonderful teacher who magically brings out the best in you. I’m still very much a beginner, and the first time I took her class I almost ran out the door at the end, when she had everyone bring their work up […]

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How to Watercolor website

Found a great website with information on watercolor techniques. It shows step by step processess in painting different things, as well as great lessons for all kinds of techniques. There are links to tons of artists all over the world, as well as information on great masters and how they used watercolor. Some days I […]

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New Watercolor Painting

Here’s my newest art project. This is day 2…I still have a few finishing touches but it’s almost done. I painted it from a photograph. I like this better than doing the still life vegetables. This morning I did not want to drive all the way across town for class. It was cold and rainy, […]

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painting a black dog continued…

Well, here’s the next update to my painting of Rosie. I’m happier with this than I have been with the other things we’ve done in class. I still need to work on her whiskers and her nose is a little bit crooked, but I’m getting there! Here’s the original…

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painting a black dog

Well, this is not finished, but I started trying to paint Rosie. I’ve wanted to try it for a long time, but was afraid, because it’s really hard to paint shades of black with watercolor. Since blue is the underlying color when making black (ultramarine blue + burnt sienna), I started with that for the […]

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Today in watercolor class we did “printing”…we painted onto plexiglass, one color at a time, and pressed the watercolor paper onto it to “print” the painting twice. So the first painting has more color, and the second one less. I can officially tell you that I SUCKED at this exercise! Out of 20 people in […]