Rainbows

One morning this week I was rushing to get out the door to walk the dog. Timing is everything on the morning walk because if we get out just a few minutes later than normal, we risk not being able to see several of his dog friends. We had had heavy rain the day before … More Rainbows

Why I Do What I Do

  I don’t always know immediately why I am drawn to something. Nature is beautiful. Life is beautiful. I like to try to capture this to remind us of the inherent beauty in life and in ourselves as human beings, no matter how small that beauty may be. When I start a new piece and … More Why I Do What I Do

Watercolor backgrounds

Sandy Allnock has a great online course that demonstrates multiple techniques for Watercolor Backgrounds.  I wanted to take it a step further and test the techniques on paper other than watercolor paper. (Can you tell which paper is the watercolor paper?) Below are today’s results. Watercolor Backgrounds for Cardmakers

How wet can you get?

Today while I was working on a practice painting for the Fresh Florals class, I decided to test a new paper, Crane’s Lettra, 110C in Pearl White. I was not sure how much water it could take so I was careful not to saturate the surface. This paper is 100% cotton and it took the … More How wet can you get?

More fun with Roses!

For this rosy practice session, I used a bigger brush and added some layers of color – either a deeper tone of the same color or something completely different. Fresh Florals art-classes.com Sandy Allnock

Practicing Roses!

Back in the studio today and warming up with some roses! Looking forward to trying some variation with line, layer and color. There is something wonderful about bright colors on a crisp, fresh piece of paper. Fresh Florals art-classes.com Sandy Allnock