Monday, December 31, 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Rubber Cement

Today I taught a group of kids ranging in age from 7 to 17 some fun watercolor tricks and techniques.
The most popular by far was the straw blowing (taking a staw and blowing the wet paint in all directions).
A close second and third were salt, and rubber cement.
Sadie got to sit in on the class. She played around a bit with crayon and rubber cement.

She put a LOT of rubber cement down, so we had to wait until we got home for it to all dry. I wasn't too optimistic that her painting would turn out well.
When the rubber cement was all dry, we did a wash of solid plain blue watercolor over the top of her rubbercement, she also had some light painting underneath the rubber cement, so when it was all said and done, her light painting sits under the blue one and comes out through the resisted areas.

They actually turned out really well!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012


I'm currently preparing a watercolor demonstration for a group of homeschooling students. I wanted to see how long it would take me to do a quick watercolor painting from a photo. I have an hour in which to demontrate and teach the color wheel and blending, painting from a photo or still life, and finally some fun tricks and techniques.
I timed how long it took to paint this portrait. About 26 minutes. I didn't time the eye painting, but I'm guessing it was slightly less time.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Primary Colors

We went with yellow rather than purple. Red fields, Blue city, blue and red wildlife.