Hollyhocks with Full Summer Colors
Lush Wet on Wet Background with Limited Palette
How did you do that amazing background?
That's what your friends will be asking you after this lesson. Working wet on wet can be a challenge, but this video demonstration shows exactly how you can get lush, glowing colors for the perfect background to your summer flowers. Every painting is unique with watercolor washes.
Limited Palette - Easier To Use and Better Results
This lesson uses only four (or five) colors: cobalt blue, phthalo blue, yellow, and quinacridone red, for the entire painting. Learning to mix the perfect colors is easier and doable with fewer colors, plus the limited palette will automatically give your painting a professional look.
Understand Green Shades and Easy Blends for Dark Values
Your green shades and darks are built in with these colors - don't struggle with green anymore! You'll be amazed at the range of color and value you can achieve.
I'm a self taught artist and I love teaching!
My story is simple.
I showed a lot of interest and talent as a child, but my parents discouraged art as a waste of time. I spent my adult life as a nurse and raised a family - pretty busy. While I was home with the birth of my daughter, I bought a cheap set of watercolors and fell in love with the bloom of color. I told my husband, 'I'm going to keep painting with these until I get really good.'
Back then, not many painted realistic watercolors, so I practiced and tried things until I worked out my own style. It took a lot of trial and error,
. When I entered my first art show, I won two awards and was told I'd have to enter the professional category and not beginner. That frightened me soo much, I didn't enter again for years.
When my work began selling, I entered more shows with more great success. I worked very hard and became a full time professional artist and teacher.
Although my work has been recognized and featured in major exhibitions, books and magazines, I'm very down to earth, and just love painting.
No one has 'all the time in the world'. Paint now. You're never too old, it's never too late. Any bit of time you can practice will improve your skills.
And yes, this cowboy is a watercolor painting. (Reference photo used with permission by Diana Robinson)
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