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 →

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 →

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 →

Framing Your Art

Helpful Hints When framing your art there are many choices to be made. For oils and acrylics, you will need to choose a suitable frame. Pastels, watercolors, and photos, however, Continue Reading →