Here’s my process for getting watercolor and gouache paint from tubes to palettes. This set-up allows me to quickly start painting each day. There’s easy access with little set-up or clean-up — so I can focus on painting!Read More
Thoughts on painting color swatches, things to do with your rainbow grids of swatches, plus my process for documenting the paint colors in my collection, with examples of watercolor and gouache swatches.Read More
Hi daisies! This is an easy peasy collage technique that brings together papers you've painted, found papers, magazine clippings, gelatin prints, even mop-up pages! Once you start looking you will find interesting patterns and marks everywhere:) Try this on loose watercolor paper or a watercolor journal, and use watercolor or gouache as your painting medium. Or make a MINI version on an index card!
I was looking through videos from my
"vintage" workshops looking for gems that you guys might like!
“Some people react physically to the magic of poetry, to the moments, that is, of authentic revelation, of the communication, the sharing, at its highest level...A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape and significance of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him.”
Here's a really lovely way to paint a grid, and you can make the little boxes as perfectly square or as wonkily rectangular as you wish. The tape mask provides crisp edges when removed, which leaves you space to write or doodle or just enjoy that vast white space. You might also cut up these little abstracts, leaving an elegant white border, and use them as collage fodder or teeny tiny canvases for your doodles or self-portraits. The limit is your imagination, of course!Read More
There's mystery to handmade paper, even machine-made paper that you've never used before. It takes time to get to know paper, don't you think? So I didn't know what would happen. I thought it best to start by doing pen & paint tests, with the results serving as a reference for the rest of the journal. A segue. An appetizer. The left is the very first page and the right is the other side. No bleed-through.Read More