Sunday, August 16, 2015

In the Shadow of Trees #Watercolor #Strathmore #ArtJournal

Day 1 in my 10-day watercolor a day journal.




I don't plan to write in this journal, but I am writing about them in my blog, as you may have noticed.  So 'art' journal may be a misnomer, but I think I'm keeping to the spirit if not the exact meaning of the term.

This painting was mostly done with the wet-in-wet technique.  While I blocked the trees in with the initial washes, I did have to come back to build up the values.  I did a little lifting so I could warm up a few areas with some Hansa Yellow Medium.

Overall, I don't think I spent much more than 1/2 hour, which is the goal for this journal.

Petal Plant Fantasy Step-out #FantasyStepOut #Zentangle #FantasyPattern

I want to get enough of these fantasy step-outs out so people will be able to start drawing their own landscapes but I'm having trouble ...