Monday, January 30, 2023

Making It on Mondays - Tree of Life Tapestry Update


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It's been a while since I worked on my Tree of Life tapestry. 
I added more to the branch on the upper right. 
It kind of looks like an octopus.

Here are some closeups:

I love these little cases by bon 208
They are perfect for holding supplies for individual projects.

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Friday, January 06, 2023

Friday Five - Things I Learned from Painting Rabbit, Rabbit 20230101

Here are 5 important things I learned while doing the Rabbit, Rabbit 20230101 - Hibernating Hares, Not watercolor painting.

1. Lazy and impatient don't pay. I planned on a quick sketch but ended up working on it for five days and got really lost in the process in a good way. 
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2. Use a watercolor pencil for the underdrawing. Much more versatile and has fewer harsh lines to deal with.

3. Tape down that paper to prevent buckling, especially since I love to use so much water.

4. I didn't like the white that came with the paint set I used, so I added a bright white acrylic and couldn't mix or paint over it with additional watercolor. 

5. It's light to dark. Remember that. I love the burst of color but once you put it down, it's more difficult to remove, although it can be done.

Slide video of the process for this painting.

I look forward to learning and painting more watercolors.