I'm working on a new painting today - with glass and flowers - two of my most favorite subjects! I'm being careful about using only transparent watercolor paint, and keeping the reflections thru the glass rounded.
12 week adventure begins when we get back from vacation! I can't wait!!! Anyone ever done it???
Not all watercolors are created equal! Some are totally transparent and
non-staining; some are semi-transparent with all degrees of staining; some are
granular (make great textures); and some are opaque! Flowers need to be painted
with transparent and non-staining to stay fresh and avoid "mud"! I know this,
and sometimes I forget and pick a color that I like and use it and if it's not
transparent, it just doesn't work!
Nice rainy weekend - perfect for painting! Going to go thru the lessons from this book to learn to paint better flowers. It's easy to over-work them and make mud out of paints! Mud is good next to a puddle, but not in a flower! :-)
Driving to Thurmont today to deliver paintings for the show at "Timeless Treasures". Can't wait to see the shop and meet the owner! Looks like a wonderful place! Check it out at www.timelesstrendsboutique.com!
Andrea Burke, WVWS
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