The winner of a free painting for the month of May is Tricia Amsden. If you are receiving this blog post you are automatically signed up for each months free painting drawing. The next one will be June 30th.
Meanwhile it is the month of June which means peonies.
But I also feel the urge to paint a pet friend today. That is how this whole art adventure started. I began by painting a pet friend everyday . This page and business have "blossomed" into so much more. I am super grateful for it.
Now I hear a pet friend calling me......as I always say More later....
This image is from the Morgue file. The Morgue file is a great resource for artists who want to use images and not have to pay for them or ask permission. I call this one Come Swim with Me. I painted it because I didn't think I would succeed. But I stand by this painting and am really proud of it.
I call this one Rainbow Dance. It is 7x10 inches. This was a wonderful image to work from. The value patterns fell into place and I was a happy artist to just follow the map provided. This painting can be found HERE
These are LLoyds daffodils. I am using the NOTAN method and adding more layers as I move to make the most saturated color I can. I like the direction painting is going. I wonder what other discoveries will be made this week.
This painting can be found HERE
This is my book Three Step Watercolors. I just went to Amazon.com to fill an order for someone and saw this review. It made me feel great because this is exactly why I wrote the book.
I am so glad it is helping others. Here is what they said ....
It illustrates how nothing in the light can be darker than the lightest light in the shade. Everything is relative in value and making those decisions correctly trumps color. That is why they say value does the work color gets the credit.
It takes a lot of layers to paint this way. I call this tulip layers because it must have been 10 or more layers to block this in. I don't usually paint this way. Not my personality, but I like the deepness and I will work layer after layer to achieve that. This painting can be found here
This is called Nothing in the Light. Because it illustrates the concept that nothing in the shade can be lighter than the darkest light in the light. Artist Kaether Bealer paints this concept better than anyone I know.
This painting can be found here