Monday, February 25, 2019

Putting brush to paper

I mentioned in the last post that I have also broken out the watercolor paints. So far this is the only one I have been willing to share publicly... and it too could use some work.

I have really become obsessed with youtube tutorials. The downfall is the supplies list that accompany them! I can't believe all the different watercolor sets that are now available. The colors are amazing... and you don't have to mix them. The cost, on the other hand, is out of my reach right now. You should see what my Amazon "wish list" is looking like.

I am still exploring the alcohol inks. This is crazy abstract flowers, finished with doodly, alcohol ink pen enhancements. Not sure how I feel about it, but I love the colors.

Today I finished this tree.I had a lot of fun with it. It also is embellished with an alcohol based ink pen.

One of the things that I have found helpful is to photograph my paintings with my phone, and then view them there. It gives me a different perspective and allows me to see areas that need work that I couldn't see from direct viewing. Jeff has also given some good critiques. He rarely paints anymore but is very good at it. If anyone has more painting experience than me, I am happy to receive critiques and advice. Feel free to comment.


  1. I think they're all beautiful!

  2. Amazing. You're getting the hang of something wonderful...a medium that responds to "less is more" I think, like watercolors. These are really good...the loose flowing is enhanced by the linear work, and I love the splats (there might be a nicer word, but that's what I think of sprinkles at the end). You can tell you've got a history of watercolor paints. Yes, it's a shame things cost so much! Just good paper, yikes!

  3. These are amazing! And, potter that I am, I immediately saw them in underglaze on porcelain.

    1. You can do alcohol inks on ceramic tiles, they would be decorative only. They can be sealed but I don't think they would hold up as back splash or on a hearth.


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