I've been busy this last week, even if I was feeling pretty awful. I got TWO of Holly's How to Revise Your Novel lessons done: And I'm plugging along on lesson 8. And then, I've fallen in love with watching artists paint in gouache, so much so that my husband is getting me a set … Continue reading Creative Update
I wanted to try painting watercolors from tubes, so I went and snagged all of my mom's watercolors and those of mine I left at her house. Hers... say watercolor on one side and tempra on the other so I don't know what, exactly, to think. I pulled the whites because lead - also because … Continue reading Watercolors?
My marker projects I showed Monday came out... okay. I suspect I could touch them up with colored pencil, and that would help. I was pleased with them at the time, but now... not so much. So, thinking of colored pencil, I remembered that one of my favorite artists, Lioba Bruckner, does watercolor with colored … Continue reading She’s a Princess, Can’t You See the Crown?
Today I want to share with you my current YouTuber obsession! Shayda Campbell has a page where she works on making stylistic flowers and leaves and other pretty things. They are not photo-realistic or anything of the sort - just pretty! I've mentioned her before, but I've really been heavily watching her lately. Not everything … Continue reading Interesting Things Just for You: Shayda Campbell YouTuber
I've been laying out what I want for a cover to my current novel, and I finally sat down last week and tried to paint it for the first time. I expected to have to retry multiple times. It turned out wonderfully the first time. This is watercolor and colored pencil: I had to color … Continue reading First Peek at My Cover Illustration
I've been playing more with the water color paints I just bought - I've decided that I prefer the Prang to the fancier ones because the fancier ones are grainy and don't always mix well. So boo at that set. Anyway, here she is! Color corrected on my computer because the scanner scans blueish: This … Continue reading New Artwork – The Dancer
I used to go to my grandparents' cabin, did this for two or three summers, and they had this painting on the wall that I would sit and stare at. I wanted this painting, but of course it was my grandparents. My grandfather passed a few months ago, and when I went to the interment, … Continue reading That Painting I’ve Always Wanted