Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Watercolor Inspired

This is the first watercolor book by Jean Haines that I got. I plan to get other books by her and I plan to try some of the exercises and lessons in them so far I like the idea of a loos approach to watercolor. I don't have to try so hard.

You can go tight with watercolor but that takes time and patience that I some times don't have. With Jean Haines approach with watercolor you can loosen up and strip as much of the detail of a subject you want and focus on the ideas of the subject.

Hear are some washes I did using QOR Watercolors. I needed to clean up a pallet and I did not want to waste a watercolor paint.

Not only did I use the watercolor I used salt and saran wrap to create the light and dark texture of the wash. Now I have to create an image out of them.

Before I got the book I wanted to know more about Jean Haines what she does with watercolor. In what I understand she takes watercolor and create washes then she create images that are loose and impressionistic. The color are bright and spontaneous and I like that. 

I plan to get her videos and books so I can get a better idea of her approach in watercolor so right now I am creating washes using my colors and think up ideas to go with them

When you see these wash what images come to mine let me know.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Using a Painting or Drawing App

I have a Kindle Fire and I get anything I want movies, books, music, and apps. I recently got some painting apps and I find them helpful when I don't have a pencil and paper at hand. SketchBook and ArtRage are the two apps I think any artist should have.

For example

This was done using the SketchBook app I wanted to do a tree in a dark forest and there was a color them I wanted to use blue, yellow, and orange. The leaves would be pink and red shades and I wanted light come from the back of the tree and I wanted to scatter all the leaves around. Now this was ok but I wanted a pathway, so using SketchBook app I came up with this.

This was better but I wanted a pathway I and I wanted to use a art medium that would get me the look I wanted. I decided to use watercolor on hot press paper. I use cold press paper to make some idea what I wanted. I know that the art work will not be like the digital painting but it will give me an idea in what I wanted and what colors to use.

The final image was created on hot press paper using Qor watercolors, Mission Gold watercolors and Intense blocks.

So if you are reading this blog I have to ask what do thing about painting or drawing apps? Do you think they could help an artist when it comes to creating an artwork in any media?