This is a fun exercise for watercolor – taking two paintings and weaving them together like a basket (or the old potholders we did in girl scouts.)
I painted two paintings of red tulips, making each the same size. When they were dry, I sliced the middle of one vertically in 1/2″ increments, leaving the top and bottom on the painting unsliced. The other painting I cut in 1/2″ strips horizontally. I wove the horizontal strips through the vertical slices, lining up the two paintings as best I could.
I will be demonstrating this for my classes as a unique way to create a watercolor painting. They usually turn out very well, and are fun! I’ll take photos and post some of the student paintings in a blog later this month.
April 9, 2013 (at 7 p.m.) I will be the guest speaker at the Hershey Area Art Association. I’ll be discussing all the new mediums that are available for watercolor painting -
For the talk, I’ll be bringing examples of all of the above and doing a demo of stretching paper on canvas stretcher bars and a demo of mounting paper on cradle board.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
(For a printable pdf of class info and supplies – Hershey April WC Workshop.)
Description: We will be working small, just a bit larger than 8 x 10. Wet on wet watercolor and sponging will be used to create a soft focus forest scene. Spattering, opaque detail and lifting out of sun beams will be the finishing touches. Finished paintings will be mounted on cradle board and go home ready to hang. This exercise is for all experience levels from non-painters to advanced.
Students should bring their own paints, brushes and palettes; Instructor will supply the natural sponges and supplies for the cradle board. (Instructor can also supply paper and paint for a small fee.)
Contact Deb@debwatson.org or 481-7526
To sign up complete the Student Registration Form at the bottom of the Hershey Art Association Page
Fee: $35.00 -
Class size limited – call or email Deb for availability and send check to Deb Watson 916 Forest Rd Lancaster PA 17601 (made out to Deb Watson)
I just entered Man About Town (left) in the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s online member exhibit. Currently, I’m working on a commission of a Revolutionary War Camp in York.
I haven’t been entering many juried exhibits lately. This year I’m focusing on paintings that will be for sale, watercolors and oils of scenes from my hiking trips. My new hiking buddy, puppy Edgar, is still too little to hike far, but he’s growing fast. He’ll be ready for some great adventures once spring gets here.
I’ve signed up for a photography workshop in the Blue Ridge Mountains in April. It’s a big beautiful world out there when you go hiking and I want to be able to take fabulous reference photos. I can hardly wait!
10 x 14″ Watercolor on Arches Board. The kitten was one of several we fostered because they were too small to go out for adoption. We kept them in the basement and my cats were not at all happy to host visitors. I painted this step by step for Walter Foster books. That company has been producing affordable, easy to use ‘how to paint’ books for many years. When I first picked up watercolors almost thirty years ago, I used a Water Foster book for instruction! Now I’ve come full circle and I’m the instructor.
While I was cleaning out the studio, I discovered this painting – on the back of another painting!
I do so many class demos that I often paint on the back. The opposite side has this picture has an old woman wearing purple, walking in the sun with a gold basket. I guess you could put a mat on both sides and switch it back and forth……
This painting is now SOLD – thank you buyer!