Thursday, October 18, 2018

#SBS #WatercolorRules Week 3 Mixing Watercolor & Gouache

Watercolor Rules!
Sketchbook Skool Klass
Week 3 with August Wren


My process started with a #10 Round Watercolor Brush.


Wet variegated watercolor wash: Cadmium Red, Yellow, and Orange; Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Mineral Violet, and Indian Yellow.


After the wash dried, I doodled with Noodler's Bulletproof Black ink and dip pen.


Pumpkin doodle from the imagination.


Next, I selected a limited palette of gouache: Olive Green, Raw Sienna, Flesh Tint, Indian Yellow, Quinacridone Violet, Coral, Titanium White.


Gouache over watercolor:


Colored pencil palette: Derwent Coloursoft Pencils - White, Blue C330, Deep Cadmium C040. Prismacolor Pencils - Indigo Blue, Purple, Olive Green, Dark Umber 756, Scarlet Red.


Love to scribble!


Close up.


More black ink and a touch of Dr. Ph Martin's Bleedproof white ink.













Sunday, October 14, 2018

#SBS #WatercolorRules Week 1 Color Wheels

Watercolor Rules!
Sketchbook Skool Klass
Week 1 Color Wheels


My color wheels turned into daisies! 


Learning with Ian Sidaway at Sketchbook Skool. The first daisy starts with Cadmium Lemon, Cerulean Blue, and Alizarin Crimson and is more towards the cool spectrum.


I mixed all three primaries to get the neutral color of the daisy's center.


I used the Cadmium Lemon and the Cerulean Blue to make the green of the leaves.


You can see the warmth of the petals on this daisy! 


The three primaries used are: Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, and Cadmium Red. All three are mixed to make the daisy center.


I used the Cadmium Yellow and the Ultramarine Blue to make the warm green of the leaf and stem.


The neutral colors made the brightest petals! Also, the best purple! The primary colors here are Cadmium Yellow (PY35), Phthalo Blue , and Thalo Red (PV19).


 All three primaries are used to make the daisy center.



I used the Cadmium Yellow and Phthalo Blue to make the green of the leaves.

A great lesson!

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#SBS #WatercolorRules Week 1 Homework: Bag O' Apples


Watercolor Rules!
Sketchbook Skool Klass
Week 1


Homework: paint a paper bag with cherries. Didn't have any cherries, but did have some colorful apples! 


Laughed out loud when the instructor mentioned using the mixing area of the palette. There's suppose to be a clean mixing area?


Had to dig deep in the closet to find this!


Ready to paint!


No pre-sketching with pencil! Just start right in with the watercolors!


Built up the texture on the paper bag with several layers of color.


Had lots of fun putting all those wrinkles on the bag and bright colors on the apple. After all that work, I didn't put in much of a background.











Friday, September 14, 2018

What's on my mind? September 7, 2018 Lady's Thumb...

What's on my mind?


Lots of this dainty pink flower blooming now. (Distinguished from Smartweed by the pubescence on the top of the ocrea).


Full Spread. Watercolors and Micron pen in my Jane Davenport Canvas Journal.




September 4, 2018 Tuesday is "Mars"day.

What's on my mind?


It's Tuesday evening. The bright red "star" in the southeast sky is actually the planet Mars. Mars in the sign of energy, action, and desire. 


A soul just new to the world today will be active, brave, enthusiastic, inpatient, courageous, and sometimes just a bit too fiery!


Full spread. Watercolor and Micron pen in my Jane Davenport Canvas Journal.



Thursday, September 13, 2018

What's on my mind? September 5, 2018 Pink Pond Lilies...

What's on my mind?
This has been the summer of pink lilies at the frog pond.


Feel her optimistic spirit of all that is true and beautiful in the world. Receive peace, good fortune and enlightenment.


Full page spread done in watercolor and Micron pen in my Jane Davenport Canvas Journal.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

September 6, 2018 What's on my mind? Stormy Florence...

What's on my mind?


Stormy Florence blossoms as she dances across the Atlantic.


Full Spread. Watercolors and Sakura Glaze pen with Schmineke Pale Gold dry gouache in my Jane Davenport Canvas Journal.





What's on my mind? September 4, 2018 The Moon at noon...

What's on my mind?


Consolarlunarity: 
 When the sun and moon are both visible in the sky during the day.


Consolarlunarity

Just because it's a common experience, it still deserves a name. Other common experiences have names. It's not uncommon to see the sunshine while there's a shower and that has a name, sun shower. So why shouldn't seeing the sun and the moon together in the sky have a name? Couldn't find one anywhere on the webber-net, so I had to make one up.


Consolarlunarity

Just a quick entry at the bottom of September 2nd and 3rd. Watercolors and Micron pen in my Jane Davenport Canvas Journal.


What's on my mind? September 2, 2018 The Sunflower Experience

What's on my mind?


Driving through the Lehigh Valley and caught a glimpse of Grim's Family Farm Sunflower Experience from the highway. Thought it might be a good place to sketch but the admission was $10 so I just doodled some sunflowers on the page when I got home.


Watercolor and Micron pen in my Jane Davenport Canvas Journal.




Sunday, September 9, 2018

What's on my mind? September 1, 2018 The start of the meteorological autumn...

What's on my mind?


Family picnic in the pine grove along the Farmington River, People's Forest, Connecticut.


These trees were TALL!


Started coloring this page with colored pencil while riding in the car. Later added some watercolor. Watercolor, colored pencil, Micron pen in my Jane Davenport Canvas Journal.