Happy Easter!

Pink Dogwood Flowers in Ink and Wash Recently I decided to sketch some beautiful pink dogwood blossoms blooming on our tree. I began by sketching lightly in pencil. After I Continue Reading →

Landscape in Ink and Watercolor

Cabin in the Springtime Woods Back in my December post “Expanding My Horizons” I talked about the class I was taking with Carol Whitmore Herring. My desire was to “loosen up” Continue Reading →

A Spontaneous Watercolor Painting

Creating a Surprise Landscape Steve Mitchell is one of my favorite watercolor artists. He has many great tutorials on his YouTube channel: The Mind of Watercolor. You can also follow his Continue Reading →

Painting Loose Flower Sketches

Sketching and Painting Daffodils A couple of weeks ago, I had clumps of yellow daffodils blooming in my pasture. Not having time to sketch at the moment, I snapped a Continue Reading →

Watercolor Sketch of Pears with a Grisaille Under-Painting

In last week’s post, I showed how to create color charts using watercolor over a grisaille underpainting of different values.This week I want to show you a sketch I painted using Continue Reading →

Exploring Color Using Grisaille Under-painting

I recently wanted to explore how different watercolor pigments look when painted over different values of permanent gray ink. So I decided to create some color charts that would be Continue Reading →

Azaleas in Watercolor

Painting Azaleas in a Square Format I don’t usually create paintings in a square format, but every once in a while I just come across a subject that is perfect Continue Reading →