Hahaha! Yes, I realize that grab-your-attention photo is not a watercolor. I’ll get to that in a minute. But first, watercolor flowers 🙂 .
If you remember from yesterday, I am working with watercolor this month in Joanne Sharpe‘s online class 2019 Artfully Inspired Life. For this particular lesson we are learning how to paint without using ink lines from our fountain pens. And no pencil lines because those can’t always be erased once you color over them. The thought is that these particular lines will fade into the background as we paint. You can see from my practice chart above that some of them did and some of them did not. And you will also see that I forgot to check one of them. >.<
Here is my work setup. Although I don’t actually work with the palette sitting in my journal. It would be my luck to turn the whole thing over. I do seriously love this little palette I purchased on Amazon. I’ll try to find it and add a link at the end of the post. It came with all 40 of the little half pans and I filled them from the various tubes of watercolor I already had. I used a fine-tip Sharpie and wrote the brand and name of the color on each pan before I put the color in. That way I can refill them as I need to. This, a brush and a jar of water is all I need to paint.
This is my absolute favorite part of this entire lesson. I love the way this one flower looks. <3
My completed page. That bottom left section is darker here than it really is. I’m guessing those duo chrome paints from Daniel Smith don’t photograph well. But they sure are pretty. I do believe the greenish-blue flower in the lower right is my second favorite.
I made a little collage to show you some of the details. Apparently I must like that yellow-gold flower third best. Hahaha! The point of this lesson was to use an alternate method to a black pen to set up our art. Have to say I really miss the black pen. I do like the way this looks, but I like the definition I can get with the black fountain pen more. I do realize it is good to know and understand both methods.
Back to this picture. This is Studio Assistant Aurora asleep on the job. I think she wore herself out watching it snowing out the window and wondering if her little bird friends were alright. So I just let her sleep. Tomorrow is another day.