I love these big bold floral designs!
They are such a surprising and pleasant experience!
Like I’ve mentioned several times before,
I am taking some classes from Alisa Burke.
You can check out her entire website here.
Look for her classes and you can see what
I am up to these days.
This page in my journal started with Schmincke watercolors.
I love their bright, intense pigments!
Those little specks of lighter colors were made
by flicking droplets of water from a paintbrush
over the page. You could also flick water
from an old toothbrush.
(Or a new one that you use just for water flicking 🙂 ).
I let the water sit about 30 seconds,
then tapped a paper towel down to pick up
Then I just looked for areas that looked like
And if they didn’t – I pretended they did!
I used a regular black sharpie for the drawing.
Sharpies are permanent when dry,
so you can paint over them.
Or add any wet media.
Which I totally did here.
Again, I used my Schminckes and a size 0
round brush to add color.
Last came the white highlights.
I tried adding those with white acrylic,
but my hand wasn’t steady enough.
So I used a Sakura gelly roll pen to highlight
and add color to a few flowers.
And I’m ready to move on to the next lesson now.