Monday, February 12, 2018

More painting and material tips

Many hours of sleep and much dreaming later, today is a better day.  I actually managed a trip to the store and home, yay.  So, doing much better.

And I made a little landscape or two.  One per day. This is working out nicely, just enough work before I'm ready to move on.  Still working in 8 x 5 and 5 x 8.  The pix are a bit out of true, but the paintings aren't.

While I was at it, I thought you'd like to know that if you have those expensive tubes of watercolor (don't bother with the cheapies, don't buy student grade, get the best), and if said tubes have dried and gone hard you need not despair.  

You just cut them open, and with the application of water, you go right on using that pigment. It's like a pan of color, only better, because it was formulated to stay moister.  And as you see, my palette doesn't look elegant or anything, but it works a treat.


  1. glad you're feeling better. I think the longer days help immensely. We are now heading toward, rather than away.

    and the paintings are charming, especially the bottom one. I've been following your advice and jotting down quick sketches of what's in front of me--cat in the window, turkeys in the field, a cup and spoon...and truly, it's surprising how good they look when you don't fuss. thank you.

  2. It makes me very happy to hear you tried it.Yes, that here goes nothing can give you lovely results. It's much better art than the labored over kind. It's really gratifying to hear you did it. Maybe we may see something in your blog? If you want to, that is. There's also a lot to be said for making art for the pleasure of making it.

  3. Ah these are lovely! I will have to remember these tips when I try watercolor. I am using acrylics at the moment. Glad to hear that you are feeling better. :)


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