Friday, December 18, 2015

Watercolor for Cardmakers- Online Card Class

The last couple of weeks have been super busy around here!

I have been burning the midnight oil (have not used that phrase since high school grammar class!) trying to complete  all the holiday commissions. After shipping all my open orders this morning, I decided to take a break for the rest of the weekend and catch up on my reading!

But before I did that, I thought of updating my blog!

First and foremost.....

Watercolor for cardmakers is back!

..and I will be taking a class and sharing all I know about expressive florals and leaves!
It has a wonderful line up of guest artists, so head over to Online Card Class for more info !
Registration is on and class begins on Jan 25th!

In other news, Club Scrap is having a blog hop tomorrow Dec 19th. If you purchased the Watercolor Christmas kit  or the stamps or the greetings kit and got some projects done, then be sure to join in tomorrow!

 And is an overview of the weeks gone by...
..Sorry pictures are from my not really the best!

My newest and still a work in progress piece......a commissioned house portrait due next week!

 Another perspective of the same house......

A landscape WIP..

Lots of packing and shipping!...

That's it for today, have a wonderful weekend friends!


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Watercolor Wreaths

Botanical illustrations have always caught my eye, be it in a textbook or on fine stationary. I love how delicate and detailed these works of art can be. But it is an art which requires a lot of patience and that is something I cannot boast of!  Also the most important thing is that it requires a lot more control and 'staying within the lines' ..if you may call it that..something which is totally against my nature of painting. I prefer large brushes loaded with water and pigment and prefer to just go for it ..nothing planned!

But since, am all about giving something new a try and seeing how it works for me, I decided to paint  something small and detailed. I started with some leaves and slowly built up a  wreath. It cannot be called a botanical illustration since I did not attempt to depict any particular plant species neither in form nor color. All I wanted to do was paint something small and botanical..the detail part of it was lost in translation !

Here are some of them that made it to Etsy.

I have used 140# watercolor paper and Winsor and Newton Artists watercolors. The sentiments are by Papertrey Ink.

The sentiment on the one below has been hand lettered using Sumi ink. I will be doing a post on my new dip pen finds very standby for that one if you are interested in hand lettering.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a wonderful week ahead!



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