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.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Dior Dior Watercolor Pencils class

I am so excited about taking Dior Dior's Watercolor Pencils class!
The class goes live today.  I can't wait to start lessons after work.
I will try to remember to upload some photos of my work in progress as I move through the 6 weeks of classes.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Sketchbookery starting 7/1

I've signed up for another sketching class.  It's called Sketchbookery with Mary Ann Moss.  Its about the Art of Making and Keeping a Sketchbook.  Sounds like fun to me!

I've added the class button to my side bar too.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Some finished paintings

We are moving into the final week of the mixed media course with Mati Rose. 
I finished 3 paintings so far.  I'll begin 2 more bases today.
They were all fun, fun, fun to paint!!!!

This one is my favorite of the 3 finished ones. 
Here are the other 2 - even though I'm partial to blues, I actually liked the red base painting best.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Week 1 part 3 - Daring Adventures in Painting + Life

More treasure hunts - we searched for paint swatches in colors that spoke to us.
I couldn't decide on one set of colors, I love them all.
Here are the swatches I brought home --

Monday, January 13, 2014

Week 1 part 2 - Daring Adventures in Painting + Life

We finished the week using acrylics and painting at least 3 backgrounds as bases for our mixed media paintings we'll be working on.
My first 3 came out more organized than free form, but it was a lot of fun playing with the colors.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Week 1 part 1- Daring Adventures in Paint + Life

We went on a treasure hunt this week for the color red.

It was too rainy and grey this weekend to go walking for color, so I took my camera while running my errands yesterday.  Here are my finds--

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Gathering my reading challenges for 2014

There are a lot of fun reading challenges for 2014.
I've chosen 11 reading challenges to cover the 52 books I plan to read (or listen to) this year.  
Here are some challenges I'm taking so far, but I'm not finished!
My list and reviews are here!

2014 Audiobook Challenge

Foodies Read 2014

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

A new adventure to kickoff014

I've started a new adventure in life !  Well for the first 6 weeks of 2014 anyway.
Mati Rose of Daring Adventures in Paint is teaching a group of us through an e-course about color, creativity and painting.

2014 is a year to Explore, Play and Create --  in COLOR!

In this 1st week we'll learn about Finding Inspiration and Creating a Lush Painted Background.
I'm shopping for my supplies tomorrow and I'll get my painting station set up and ready to mix up some colors :)