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 →

Sketching and Painting Crocuses

Little Purple Jewels Crocuses are the promise that spring is around the corner. Since I am longing for spring, I decided to sketch a few of these purple jewels. This Continue Reading →

Using a Grisaille Under-Painting in Watercolor

An Easy Way to Establish Value in Your Paintings or Sketches The word “grisaille” is a French word for “gray.” It was an under-painting technique used by 15th-century artists. The Continue Reading →

Happy Thanksgiving, a Book Recommendation, and a Sketch

Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you all have a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!  Here is a print of my “Autumn Leaves and Berries” along with the scripture:  “Give Continue Reading →

Sketches of Autumn Leaves and Poetry

I Love Painting Autumn Leaves!   Don’t you just love the bright colors of autumn and the cool crisp air?  I certainly do and find it puts me in the mood Continue Reading →