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 →

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 →

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 →

Make Valentines with Your Children and Grandchildren

Ink and Wash Valentine Project This is a fun project to tackle for those with no watercolor experience. Your children and grandchildren will love making these valentines.

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 →