Okay, I'm getting sucked in again. Watching a few Sterling Edwards DVDs has me wanting to give watercolors one more chance. He makes it look so easy. This time I'm starting with small technique studies instead of jumping in with both feet. Left is a tree study where the trunk worked well, but not the leaves.
Also started a scratchboard drawing from a picture I saw on the Internet that reminded me of a friend's dog. I'll give it to her as a gift when I finish.
I can't remember if I had posted anything before about this wonderful artist, but her pastels are fantastic. Her Youtube clips are where I first learned about the technique of applying paint (Gouache) to parts of the paper before using the pastels. Creates very different textures and patterns.
Not being very good in the watercolor department has not lessened my love of the art. My time is always well spent visiting websites of great watercolor artists. Belinda Del Pesco always has wonderful paintings to share like the this one of her cat.
Sterling Edwards is a self taught artist that has written books and produced DVDs on his beautiful watercolor techniques.
I studied art many, many years ago, then drifted away from it pursuing a living. Ten years ago, through a love for photography, I revisited my art and creative side.
In this new adventure, I discovered printmaking. Linocuts and woodblock work hold so many surprises for me.
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