Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snow Day is Watercolor Sketch Day

If you have been following me the last week or so you know I have caught the watercolor sketchbook bug thanks to Andrea Gomoll.  Her online class was just what I needed to kick start my watercolor sketching.   Today was a snow day here in the northeast USA.

Thank goodness we got 10 inches and did not get the 30 inches they were predicting.  It did give me time in between shoveling the walkways to do some watercolor sketching.

I still do not have the journaling thing down.  I always feel foolish adding words to my sketches.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Watercolor Sketchbook

Here are some of my sketches from the online class I am taking called Sketch Your Life by Andrea Gomoll.

This is the palette I created for the class using a Tim Holtz Ink Palette.  it is great because the lid works great for color mixing.  I use a water brush to apply the paint.  I am using Arches paper.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Watercolor Birthday Card

I am taking an online class called Lifebook 2015 and Joanne Sharp taught a lesson on lettering. This is copied from several other people's work. I made a few changes and made a birthday card out of it. I can not remember who I copied so I apologize or I would give them credit here. I used Winsor Newton Watercolor pans, Stabilo Markers and Faber Castell black Waterproof Ink pen in Fine. I am enjoying Watercolors. I have a few sketches from my Sketch Your Life class with Andrea Gomoll I will post tomorrow. I have been hesitating adding color but after this card I may take the leap.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Sweet Treats

My sketch from the online watercolor class I am taking by Andrea Gomoll, Sketching Your Life. I am scared to add watercolor as I like it like this.  Hopefully I will be braver in the morning.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Watercolor Bookmark Using Golden's QOR

I made this bookmark today using Golden's QOR Watercolors and Stabilo markers. The outline was done with a Faber Castell Fine marker in black. I used an Auabrush to apply Watercolors to the drawing. I added addititional accents by applying the Stabilo markers to the edges of the flowers then applying water with my Aquabrush. The markers melt like Watercolors for a beautiful effect.



Monday, January 12, 2015

More New Toys

Here are some more of my new toys I bought with my holiday money.  I found this set at Jerry's Artarama and with my 25% off coupon they were only $62.50.  This great compact set of Winsor Newton Artist Colors is perfect for the new class I am taking Sketch Your Life with Andrea Gomall.

 Of course I had to try them out.  This was one of the lessons.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

My New Toys

I received a bunch of Zig Woodcraft Paint Markers for a gift and could not resist making a color chart.

I always make a color chart. So when I am painting I know exactly what color to reach for. The Zig Woodcraft Paint Markers have a lovely matte finish. Hopefully, I will have time later this week to take these out for a test drive.





Monday, January 5, 2015

My First Week of Lifebook 2015

I am taking a wonderful class by Tamara Laporte called Lifebook 2015. This is my Beacon of Light. She has such a peaceful face.