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 talent as a child, but my parents discouraged art - a waste of time! I spent my adult life as a nurse and raised a family - pretty busy. I also kept painting.
I wanted my paintings to be realistic, but the watercolor teachers would roll their eyes and tell me, "That's not how you paint watercolors."
Despite the naysayers, I just kept going and taught myself how to paint realism, the way I wanted it, with watercolors. After years of practicing (and lots of bad paintings), I got really good.
I found that not only did I really enjoy teaching other people (and giving them the encouragement I never had), I continued to learn and improve my art through teaching others. It's a win-win!
And so, I set up this site (and my Patreon site) to encourage other people to give watercolor a try. I think it improves their life and that anyone lucky enough to be able to afford the materials and time to dabble in painting is blessed. Whether (or not) you ever turn into a master painter or just gain the admiration of your friends and family.
Watercolor is doable. The more people painting, the better the world will be. Give it a try today!
And yes, this cowboy is a watercolor painting. (Reference photo used with permission by Diana Robinson)