Well I think you all know that I am always willing to expand, grow and make mistakes .....So I am testing out Podcast of this weeks meeting for my Atmospheric landscapes online course. Let me know what you think? https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-fzwis-7ea053
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When painting and just starting out, or even if your experienced,
there are some common mistakes to avoid. ·Using too may same size strokes ·Using too many dark colors or light color ·Using too many different colors ·Not putting enough color in the palette ·Dabbing your brush, instead of long flowing
strokes ·Don’t be stingy with paint, put a generous
amount in the well Composition ·Don’t leaving too much empty space around
objects ·Don’t place your object directly in the middle
of a painting ·Avoid having everything lumped together in the
center. ·Avoid even numbers ·Avoid objects of equal distance and size Painting ·Think of big shapes, (simplify and minimize). ·Avoid painting a dark ring of color around objects ·Don’t’ get fixated on a problem, work the
overall painting ·Don’t think too much, stop over analyzing, be creative
and don’t worry about mistakes ·Try not to outline objects (unless your travel sketching) ·Don’t try not to be like another artist, be honest
with yourself and the artist you wer…
We all had so much fun at our workshop for the Southwest Washington Watercolor Society. Fearless Flowers! what that really means is that you are pushed to not be so shy with color, learn not to try so hard and let that inner artist out, and be confidant.
We may be using the same composition but they are all so different, here we can see what works, what doesn't, what you may want to add into your own painting or eliminate.
I here in Portland for the Vancouver Watercolor Society to do a workshop and to judge their show, my nephew took me to Portlands Rose Garden what a beautiful place and rare find. http://swwswatercolor.org/2017-fall-workshop/
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With today's photo applications sometimes people think if they use a watercolor filter to transform a photo, it's now a watercolor, In my opinion that's not true. It's still a digital image of a photograph that has been altered and should not be submitted into shows or sold as a watercolor painting. A watercolor painting requires skill and the use of the medium, not just a push of a button.
Organizing Tubes of color Some of the things that I've helped me the most in my studio is to organize my paints by families of color. You can use small plastic bags, clear plastic drawers with dividers, or to save room even a clear plastic shoe organizer that hangs on the door, this way they are easily accessible. I like to keep my most use colors isolated and in groups of new and used colors, then depending on my needs I an quickly grab a new tube for traveling or a used tube for the palette in my studio. Reference Photos Organizing reference photos by subject matter really helps and when painting makes it easier to find what you want. For instance if it’s flowers, the group would be flowers, then by kind or color. Landscapes, could be grouped by type, such as desert, ocean, ranches etc. Brushes Because different painting styles require different brushes, I organize them by size and type, to prevent ruining the tip, I place them tip up in large stone containers, this way there are easil…
Having a wonderful time in Mendocino in my "Land & Sea" workshop. Working onsite and in the studio, developing skills, travel sketching, and so much more.
Simplifying the landscape
Over looking Mendocino
At the Harbor
Next Interactive CourseJuly 1 - August 5 2017
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I just returned from a workshop in the Appalachian mountains at Cheap Joe's Art Stuff, if you ever have a chance to meet him Joe himself, he will capture your heart and enchant you with his stories.
The workshop space there is amazing and Oh, my Gosh, to have an art store just on the other side of the door with everything you can possibly imagine, well it's hard not to want to buy everything, it's my kind of candy store, he has a couple of art store locations or you can visit him online
They provide great lunches and at noon many of us sit outside rocking away in the warm breeze.
As you look off into the distance, you can see why they call this place The Blue Ridge Mountains, because they are just that - blue.
Hard working students (and I say the with a smile)
Here is a glimpse into our May Workshop that was held at California State University for CWA (California Watercolor Association) what a wonderful group of artists and new friends. Thank you Kathy for the picture.
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I am so excited, as we are getting closer to the launch date I wanted to let you know that I keep coming up with ideas and have been adding more information and new assignments, I think you are going to really love this course.
Once the course starts and you are logged (if you like) you can download the video lessons to your computer or device so you can paint anywhere at anytime.
The 4-week time span is meant to keep you inspired and on track, but you can also go at your own pace and have lifetime access to the content. During the course I am available to all students for comments and depending on my schedule I will be checking in to the Disqus page often for painting reviews. For more information visit the Enroll in course link.
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