Wednesday, December 11, 2013

And the next art adventure will be...

Are you wondering what will be showing up on my easel next? Well, I do have a few little bits and pieces to finish up, but then this very fun painting adventure will be my first class project in 2014. Our teacher, Caroline Linscott, gave us a preview of what we will be doing next.

First you get your watercolor paper all soaking wet.


Then you start splashing on some bright colors.


And then you really splash on some bright colors!



Caroline is using a large Connoisseur cats tongue wash brush to put all this color into place. Yes - there is a lot more color to add!



Wet wash, wet into wet paint, splashes, and now drips and runs. She is turning the board and letting the paint run together and then turning it another direction to let the paint run that way. Done? Not quite!


Now scatter a handful of salt over the wet paint and wait to see what happens.

 
 
You have to wait until the paper is completely dry to move on to the next step, so just take some time to stare at the beautiful colors on her palette while you wait.



You may have noticed that the colors are all very vibrant - rather like fall leaves when they change color. Well, this is going to turn into a carpet of fall leaves when the painting is finished. How? By the use of painting negative spaces.

Like this:

"Butterfly Fantasy" by Caroline Linscott
Illustration from her book, "Watercolor 1, Learn the basics of watercolor painting"
A Walter Foster How to Draw and Paint book
We will be taking a little break for some Christmas festivities, and then we will all be back together in January. This will be a very fun way to start our New Art Year!

In the meantime, I will be finishing up a few art projects and enjoying lots of Christmas fun with family and friends.

Merry Christmas!
Blessings,
Kathy

20 comments:

  1. Oooooooh! I'm looking forward to seeing what you create, Mama!

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    1. Thank you! Me, too! This is one of those projects that you have NO idea what it will look like until it is done.

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    1. She had a lot of fun splashing paint! I'm looking forward to starting this project.

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  3. I love this effect! The results are stunning!!

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    1. Thanks, Duni! It has such a neat look when it is all finished and it's really fun to watch it evolve.

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  4. Now that you have my full attention, plug in the time machine please.

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    1. LOL - I will do the best I can to find the switch!

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  5. very pretty! Can't wait to see what you do! {:-D

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    1. Thank you =) It's going to be fun to see how the colors blend - no two are alike with this project.

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  6. Wow! The end result is beautiful. I can't wait to see what you make!

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  7. Wow! That is amazing, Kathy!! Just beautiful!

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    1. She is a very talented artist and teacher!

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  8. That sure looks like a lot of fun! I will eagerly await the results :D

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    1. It does look like a lot of fun. =) Caroline has come up with some great projects for us to do - and lots of new things to learn while doing them!

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    1. Oh, yes! Great colors and lots of splashes - it's bound to be fun!

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  10. Beautiful! What a fun painting! Can't wait to see it finished!

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    1. Thanks! It will be fun to see it finished!

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