Saturday, October 17, 2009

Granbury Plein Air Paint Out

 Granbury, Texas
Acrylic 11 x 14

11 x 14

11 x 14

All the above paintings were painted
 on location in Granbury, Texas.
The three paintings are 11" x 14"
Acrylic paintings on canvas.
There will be a show/sale
Court House Lawn in Granbury,
Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009
2pm - 4pm

A nice outing for a Sunday Afternoon.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wednesday Watercolor Class Project

Girl with Collage and Stamping
This is our project for tomorrow's
Wednesday Watercolor Class
1/2 sheet watercolor paper
Torn paper collage
Stamped design

I hope this will help to give you an idea of the
steps we will be following on our project
tomorrow in watercolor class.

I will have decorative papers, gesso and
acrylic medium and rubber stamps.  If you have these
extra supplies, please bring them to class.

to the next three blogs for step by step instructions.
Please Print these off for your use in class.
Thanks and see you soon.

Steps 1-4

Step 1
Image of Girl drawn lightly with pencil
torn paper applied to paper with acrylic medium
This is light, hope you can see the drawing.

Step 2
Image of girl is drawn with a permanent black marker

Step 3
A wash of new gamboge is applied over entire surface

Step 4
A wash of burnt sienna is applied on background and hair
around the face and the butterfly

Steps 5 - 8

Step 5
A darker application of burnt sienna applied to background
around figure, collage paper and butterfly

Step 6
Detail on Face
Wet entire face area, apply rose madder or  alizarine crimson
on shadow side of face.  Also on eyelids, under the nose
and blush of cheeks

Step 7
Paint eyes blue and iris brown, also eybrows brown

Step 8
Paint lips and strands of hair.  Another dark
layer of  green is applied to the background
around the paper and figure and some over the paper.
Also paint the butterfly and its detail.
Paint the shirt with shadows under the collar.

Final Steps

Final Steps
Design applied with gesso on
rubber stamps then splatter. 

Please bring these extra supplies
to class if you have them:
Acrylic medium
Rubber Stamps
Your regular watercolor paints
and brushes
Looking forward to a fun class!

Friday, October 9, 2009


11" X 15"
Margie Whittington

This is an attempt to paint my grandaughter, Ella's portrait
 in watercolor.  The photo I  worked from was
taken when she was three years old.  She is four now.
I always liked her wistful look.
Let me know what you think in the comments below.


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