Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Re-do of a few things

So, I am still trying to understand the whole glazing thing. I used my warm earth tone paints this time. QOR Venetian Red, Naples Yellow, and Indigo blue. Venetian Red is an opaque color to me. I can't get it to glaze well at all. Kinda like the cadmium yellow.

Warm colors

hand drawn new color wheel

new glazing chart, see the booboo bloom lol

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Watercolorclass Homework

So I have done some pre- class homework. I used Arches cold press paper. A combination of Windsor Newton and QOR by Golden Artists watercolor tubes. I have to admit, its harder than I thought. I originally used Canson 90lb paper, ran it through my printer and discovered that my HP inkjet ink is not waterproof. LOL. What a mess! I'll show you!

bad swatching with inkjet

color wheel, inkjet

glazing, inkjet, so messy its embarrassing

swatching with a Sharpie

transparency test and lift ability test

So so much work to be done here! Going to need to re-do the glazing...I lost my patience and walked away. Too much water and not enough dry time. Probably going to try and hand draw a new color wheel in sharpie as well.I bought professional grade tiny tubes to start. I need a more transparent yellow too. I have Cadmium Yellow and Naples Yellow. Neither is really good for mixing. My Hobby Lobby was oput of the other yellows recommended for the class.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Stuff I've been doing while ....

I've been neglecting my blog! I don't have a real reason to blog anymore. I'm not trying to get anyone's attention, get validation or any recognition. I really just use this place for my own personal satisfaction. It's a place to reflect on what I've been doing in my own little crafty world. Here are some cards I've made lately.