Tag Archives: Watercolor

Creative Juice #140

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Creative Juice #140

Fun and inspiration:

Creative Juice #130

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Creative Juice #130

Beautiful things to admire or make.

  1. Fish made out of junk.
  2. Winter in beautiful Romania.
  3. Oscars fashions from years back.
  4. Beautiful Zentangles.
  5. Quilt tutorial: Teresa Down Under teaches how to make Delectable Mountain blocks and how to arrange them to create different kinds of quilts.
  6. What matters most to an artist?
  7. Like donuts? Wonderful watercolor tutorial.
  8. Your cat needs a ladder.
  9. Mardi Gras, but different.
  10. El Alto’s architecture is over the top.
  11. Free quilt patterns to make for St. Patrick’s Day. (Well, maybe for next Patrick’s Day!)
  12. These beautiful wedding dresses and bridal head dresses almost make me want to get married all over again.

Video of the Week #178: Watercolor Special Effects

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Guest Post: Sketchbook Thursday! Indigo Buntings by Lindsay Weirich

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A big thank you to Lindsay Weirich of The Frugal Crafter Blog for this wonderful watercolor tutorial. I just love looking over her shoulder while she paints. She makes it look so easy!

Hi friends!  I had so much fun painting these birds in my sketchbook!

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Watch the video to see the time-lapse!

Supplies:

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Creative Juice #104

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Creative Juice #104

Inspiring works of art:

 

Creative Juice #103

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Creative Juice #103

Beauty to inspire your own creations:

My ICAD and World Watercolor Month Final Tally

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My ICAD and World Watercolor Month Final Tally

This summer I participated in three overlapping art challenges. I posted my last update a month ago. The Daisy Yellow Index-Card-a-Day challenge ran June through July, and July was also World Watercolor Month.

I had chosen animals as my theme for ICAD, because I wanted to practice drawing them. But I really missed my Zentangle, so I tangled the butterfly below:

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This is what it looked like when it was painted. I think I like the black-and-white better:

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I experimented with watercolor pencils. Either I’m not doing it right, or my pencils are crappy, because to me this hen looks like it was done in colored pencils, even though I washed the heck out of it:

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Peacock:

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In honor of our late dachshund, Rudi:

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And this kitty looks a little like our Zoe, but not really:

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And here are all my challenge projects:

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Only 24, not 61, which would be one a day. Mostly that’s because most of my projects took more than one day to make. I limited myself to 45 minutes a day so I’d still have some writing time. The center column above are my World Watercolor Month paintings.