Experimenting with the concept of a lighted Christmas tree at night on a snowy slope. Can we create the illusion of light? Paint along with me and let’s see if we can pull it off.
Choosing a manageable subject and simplifying a scene. Plus, suggesting a stormy sky and rocky texture.
Oh, my! This was a hard post to write! I had a really hard time staying down off my soapbox on the subject of our cultural attitude towards drawing, and art-making in general. If you are one of those who thinks you “can’t draw” I hope in a later post to give you enough insight…
What to do while you wait for me to hurry up and make a new Postcard Paint-Along? Try “stealing ideas” from a previous paint-along. Take the steps and techniques, change the colors and subject matter, and make something new! In this paint-along, we’ll use the techniques and steps from the Sunset Variations paint-along: https://youtu.be/XZFpFm-MA4k to create a completely different scene.
This must be one of the questions I get asked the most often! I used to mat and frame my watercolors. From time to time someone would ask if I could frame them without glass. I knew of some watercolorists who were painting on canvas or boards that were specially prepared to be absorbent enough…