Friday, July 17, 2015

Summer of Color - week 6

Summer of color week 6 is our final week for this fun event.

This weeks colors to use are Orange + Orange + Blue.
All I could think of was those fun Neon fish.  So I painted them.


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Summer of Color Week 5

Week 5 already!  This week's colors are green + green + pink.

Here is my entry for the Summer of Color Week 5  Our colors are green + green + pink.
I switched to watercolors this week.  Using a lime green, a dark green and a pink.

My try at a hydrangea.  All those little flower petals are tougher to draw and paint than I thought they would be. :)  I like the leaves and jar better than the flower :)

Aw well.... It's still all fun.




Sunday, July 05, 2015

Summer of Color week 4

Summer of color week 4
Colors are red + red + metallic.

These were tough colors to work with, but still a fun challenge.

I used true red, rose red and metallic gold acrylics.
I had a small problem, that the rose red was much more transparent than the true red, so when I blended, the true red took over.
Then to incorporate a 2nd red, I added black, which made it too dark of a red for what I wanted and the rose red wouldn't cover it.

It's difficult to photograph metallic in a painting.  I had to get the sun to hit it just right without getting too much glare.  A challenge in itself.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Summer of Color week 3

This weeks colors are:  Purple + Purple +Yellow

I used Deep Violet, Purple Passion and Cadmium Yellow.  Happy colors!


Sunday, June 21, 2015

Summer of Color - Week 2

Week 2 is Pink + Pink + Orange

This week I was stuck on the Bruno Mars' song 'Marry You'.  I kept playing it while I painted the layers on this one.  I love these colors together.
Here are a couple of fun links to the song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYh9DCN8ads
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECRqF4BHkGk

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Summer of Color 5

The Summer of Color 5 series has started!

Our first color theme is 1 Blue + 1 Blue + 1 Green.
I used a light cool blue, indigo blue and lime green.

YUM!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Weeks 1 & 2 with Dion Dior and Watercolor Pencils

I am loving this watercolor pencils class with Dion.  If you have enjoy painting with watercolor and have the time to invest in slowing down to listen and learn to Dion's video's I highly recommend her watercolor pencils class.

Some exercises are difficult and take a lot of time, if you want to learn the concepts she is teaching.

Here are the paintings I've completed so far -
Week One: We focused on blending.  Using 24 watercolor pencils, I came up with over 100 different colors to work with.
 We worked on the curly ribbon technique.

 and after practicing, put blending and curling together.
 last exercise for Week 1 was to work on blending and highlights.

Week Two:
We created a color wheel discussing warm and cool colors.
We worked on Color Bias and Temperature.

 Then we put our exercises to work.
 We continue to work with color blending and ribbon folding
 I'm only 1/2 way finished with week 2.
The classes and exercises are so in-depth, I really can't finish each week in just one week.