|Two little 2.5 x 3.5 inch ACEOs (Art Cards Editions and Originals)|
There are still lots of pumpkins to be had around here, but most of the colorful leaves have slipped off the trees.
We are hanging on to a bit of the summer, too, in my watercolor class. This week we started painting a beautiful red rose.
Note that I said started. This will be red eventually... I am still working on getting richer colors in my first washes. Ahem. It's not the quality of my paint, but rather the way I mix it. You have heard me say over and over - use the best materials you can afford in order to get the best results. These are rich artist grade watercolors, but mixing up a big puddle of color is not as easy as Caroline Linscott makes it look! LOL However, I am enjoying practicing - a lot.
So, what's next? Well...
I still have my little sunflower painting - but now I also have some pretty cool dry Cottonwood leaves, too. And I have a few ideas for some more fun ACEO paintings featuring them.
If you want to see a little bit more of what I am going to try, check out Caroline's book, "Watercolor 1, Learn the basics of watercolor painting". The book is full of great photos, easy to follow directions and lots of her artwork.
So, in honor of the last vestiges of Fall, I am diving into painting (indoors!) some of the splendid colors that are now just a memory around here. Hope you are enjoying the changing seasons wherever you are, too!
Welcome to another great Blogging Business Artisans Challenge! This Blog post features a challenge from Edi at Memories for Life.
November- Memories for Life - Fall Colors The leaves are changing (or already changed) and the weather is cooling off. Before we head into winter, create one last piece with the beautiful colors of fall! Find inspiration in the nature around you.