Monday, March 12, 2012

Art Journal - Watercolors!

I'm loving the Strathmore On-Line Workshop 2 with Cathy Johnson --Watercolor Sketching.  I have admired Cathy's nature journals and recently purchased her book.  Nothing beats having a live instructor, though, and the on-line workshop has given me the first opportunity I've had to learn from a watercolor pro.  We are two lessons into the course, and I've already learned a lot.  This is an on-going course, so it's still open to newcomers.

In last week's lesson, Cathy gave us a demo of sketching Basil, one of her favorite plants.  Naturally, my choice was the Hellebore.  Here's my page, on which I used some of her techniques.  One of those was "spattering" and it just so happened that the little vase I used to hold my flower had spattered spots in the glaze.  How serendipitous is that?

3 comments:

  1. Nice blog. You might like to see my post about the Picasso exhibition in Sydney. It finishes on the 25th March. http://caroleschatter.blogspot.co.nz/2012/03/picasso-exhibition-art-gallery-of-new.html

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  2. I'm late getting started. Supposed to have a rainy day here tomorrow, maybe I'll watch the videos and get caught up.

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  3. Sweet and playful and brimming with life. I can see that the workshop is having a great effect on your approach to art making.

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