Sunday, March 13, 2016

My friend's Molly in pastel. A Shih-tzu portrait.

Got to play with a sampler pack of Richeson sanded paper. 
Was deciding what to get a friend for her 40th and finally broke open the pack.

 5x7 using Stabilo CarbOthello pastel pencils and some Rembrandts for the background and body. Shih-tzu Molly

Friday, March 11, 2016

My Ted Head Watercolor Sunset class

18x12 Winsor Newton Professional watercolors on Arches cold press.
I splurged on some watercolors and took an actual class. I will be doing more now that I have good materials... they really do make a difference!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Magnolia - A commission in watercolor

I had gone to a Ted Head watercolor workshop recently and I learned quite a bit about handling some brand-new professional type watercolors. 

Up until now I have only been practicing, so I've been using the small pans --typically Koi or some Grumbacher pans. I finally went out and got some professional Winsor & Newton tubes, got a pallet, got a sheet of Arches...stretched it (my first time) and --wow what a difference. 

 I showed my first painting on Facebook and the response reminded me I needed to be doing more art! So I was asked to do a magnolia. I definitely will be doing more!