Queen Anne's Lace - Sponging on Liquid Masking
Get the Most Out of Your Sponging Skills and Spark Your Creativity
This course will turn out best if you have liquid masking and a small piece of natural sponge.
- Links to all materials are included in the Introduction.
Let your creativity go wild in this newly revised lesson on Queen Anne's Lace. You'll find two outline pages and two videos (one new, one old) that demonstrate this easy technique, as well as links to many more reference photos you can download and use.
Many artists know the great results sponging paint can give for believable foliage and trees, but that's only half the things you can do. You can also sponge masking to create quick and easy unique areas of white or lighter colors.
This lesson is designed to spark creativity and provide you with useful guided practice in masking, sponging, and wet on wet backgrounds - all valuable skills to add to your painting toolbox!
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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