Weekend shift to repurposing a ladder into a shelf This weekend brings a shift to painting furniture of sorts. I’m creating a shelf with an old wooden ladder and four boards for my antique shop. The shelves will be level when it’s finished. 😊 … [Continue reading] about Painting on furniture instead of paper
If you change the way you look at things,
the things you look at change. Seven years have passed since a visit to North Judson, Indiana, yet the images of the trees there are as neatly planted in my memories as they are in the ground. No signs revealed the history of the area. The … [Continue reading] about If you change the way you look at things,
Practice does not make perfect
It makes improvement I love a loose, flowy watercolor style but don’t have much experience, so I emulated an artist whose work I admire. It was difficult to make the first strokes. How much water do I add? Which brush do I use? How do I … [Continue reading] about Practice does not make perfect
Don’t know what to paint next?
Look out the window. I watched the morning sky go from pink and blue to peach and purple, then blue with some white clouds. So I painted my versions of these on scrap paper with watercolors. It’s not a finished “thing,” there’s no plan or … [Continue reading] about Don’t know what to paint next?
Frustration leads to learning
If you keep going Another class, this one called Galaxy Night Sky. I used a cardboard round for my first attempt just to get a feel for the color blending. Felt okay, so I moved to what Strathmore calls their “best” watercolor paper. I … [Continue reading] about Frustration leads to learning