Watermedia

Articles relating to the use of acrylic paint or mixed watermedia, such as watercolor plus acrylic.  Or watercolor pencil, acrylic, watercolor; etc.

MO: Water Pitcher From Life

Finding My “MO”; 3 Studies : Days 24, 25 & 26 of #30paintingsin30days

MO:  Modus Operandi, that is to say one’s artistic style or approach. Three Challenge Paintings. Greetings!  Its Day 26 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta Studios. With today’s painting I’m including the work from the last two days.  And, as I look at the paintings and see the different styles, I wonder about …

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Blogging! Day 22 of 23; Painting 23 of #30paintingsin30days challenge

Blogging and Painting: Day 23 Espresso Time-R V3, #30paintingsin30days

Blogging; it just occurred to me that this challenge has been almost as much about writing these blog post as it has been about painting.  That is, at least for me. Day 23:  “Espresso Timer-V3”. Greetings!  Welcome to day 23 of #30paintingsin30days.  And, for today, I present another version of “Espresso Time-R”.  This time, the …

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Surprise! Frothing Pitcher & Espresso Cups

Surprise! Frothing Pitcher & Espresso Cups; Day 22 of #30paintingsin30days Challenge.

Surprise – as in something unexpected. Different Intentions… Greetings!  Yes, today’s painting is a bit of a surprise to me! To explain, my intention was to create a painting with my frothing pitcher, espresso cup and timer.  I had an image in my mind as I started drawing with the paint brush on my paper. …

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Center of Interest: Cappuccino V9

Center Of Interest: Day 21 Cappuccino V9 #30paintingsin30days

Center of interest – that is the area that I would like you to look at in a drawing or painting.  Put another way, it attracts your attention. “Cappuccino V9”. Greetings!  And, here we are at day 21 of #30paintingsin30days!  Add to that the ninth cappuccino study!  Is it getting to feel routine to you? …

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Blue: Espresso Timer V2

Blue! Day 20: Espresso Time-R V2; #30paintingsin30days

Cool blue; too much of a good thing? Day 20: Its Blue-ish! Greetings!  Its day 20 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge.  At the moment, I’m looking at today’s piece and its mainly blue.  You see, I’m wondering, am I going through a “blue period”? It is February after all and here in southern Oregon, the days …

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alla prima: Cappuccino V8

Alla Prima; Day 19, Cappuccino V8: #30paintingsin30days

Alla Prima, an Italian word which means getting a painting done in one session or before the painting dries. One Session Painting! Greetings!  Today’s painting was an exercise in “getting in done – now!” To explain, I usually work my paintings over multiple sessions.  In between, the painting is allowed to dry.  Furthermore, my mind …

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Problem Solving; Cappuccino V7

Problem Solving; Day 16 #30paintingsin30days; Groovin’ With Cappuccino V7

Painting is about problem solving; kind of like one and one equals two. That is to say, you work until problems are solved and the painting is in balance. Problem Solving & Painting. Greetings!  Today I’d like to talk a bit about problem solving and painting.  Not sure I’ve done so before.  I will use …

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Artwork: Pieces on Display at Ashland Parks & Recreation

Artwork At Ashland Parks & Recreation; Days 12 & 13 #30paintingsin30days Challenge

Its cheerful; its colorful; and its Stermer-Cox artwork at the Grove Building, Ashland Parks and Recreation. Art Show. Greetings!  I am pleased to announce that my husband Robert and I hung fourteen of my paintings yesterday at the above mentioned Grove Building, 1195 East Main St., Ashland OR.  You may see the artwork during business …

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Limited Palette: Day 10 Cappuccino Time-$

Limited Palette? Day 10 #30paintingsin30days. “Cappuccino Time-R”.

On using a limited palette, good idea or bad idea?  Or, just an idea? Intentions. Greetings!  I read an article today titled “Why Limit Your Palette?” by artist Paul Foxton of the website “Learning to See”. I took away two points from the article I’d like to explore. One is the value of challenging one’s …

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Intentions: Cappuccino V5

Intentions Evolve, Cappuccino V5. Day 8 of #30paintingsin30days.

My “big idea” or intentions: use line as the dominate design feature; subordinate shape. Another Cappuccino Variation. Greetings!  Its Day 8 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta Studios! And, its another version of my cappuccino cup and frothing pitcher.  The fun thing about working variations on a theme is that I never know …

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