Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Spring is the time to start bringing some color into your home. I can't wait for my flowers to bloom for that very reason! Till then, I'll content myself with some bright watercolors.
Coldpress Watercolor Paper
Drawing Board or Large piece of Cardboard
Step 1: Use masking tape to tape your paper to your board along the edges to create a nice border.
Step 2: Choose your color scheme and mix your colors (about 4 or 5) before you start painting. This abstract work tends to turn out better if you apply the colors quickly so they blend. If you are mixing in between applications, the colors won't mix as well.
Step 3: Near the top and semi-close to the edge of your paper, paint a circle. The placing of your circle is up to you, but I think it looks better a little off center.
Step 4: With another color, paint another circle along the circumference of the first circle. You can leave a little white space here and there. Let the paint touch in some spots so that it will spread and mix.
Repeat the layers until you have filled your entire paper.
Step 6: Let it all dry out.
Step 7: After the painting is completely dry, carefully carefully pull the tape off of your paper. This is tricky. Masking tape can rip your paper so be extra cautious.
Project complete...... now hang it up somewhere to be admired :)
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I got lots and lots of painting done while my kid was away last week with his grandparents......................
I experimented with some abstract stuff and it was really fun! I know I'm always writing about how therapeutic watercolor is, so I won't say it again, but for me it's the perfect thing. I'm planning a new abstract watercolor tutorial based on this circular painnting soon!