The great thing about taking a class is what you might be pushed to do if you
try to follow
almost follow another artist’s instructions.
I am taking an online class by my favorite Aussie,
Tracey Fletcher King, called Delicious Paint.
I moved fast today, partly because I only have today!
I had an entire day to paint, uninterrupted. Yay!
Back to work tomorrow, a different kind of painting —
and hand-stitching with Mitchell — for several days!
I used a watercolor pencil under my drawings (which I’ve done before but not with abandon) and it made for a lot of messiness which I had fun dealing with, above.
She asked us to do this lickety-split and I
obeyed sorta followed orders.
Next was painting over colors
without with a little plan. How freeing! I loved playing this way, even though it did not turn out “right.” The apple was way too dark. Tracey suggested I go in and lift color and then try a Hansa Yellow Medium, which I did, then topped it with Quin Red, right.
I’ve rarely tried lifting color
before. I learned so much!
I am fairly amazed as this is an Aquabee Super Deluxe sketchbook, and certainly they do not talk about it being great to dump a ton of water on then wet and lift then paint more.
I like the pear a lot…. Tracey’s critique was helpful and I now have some new tricks!
I went in fast with underpainting (not like the grisaille but watercolors) then added deep colors and layered up. I had problems, and asked TFK how
I get around that. One of them was about the streaky paint you can see right in an undercolor. Tracey
had good suggestions!
It is nice to be able to show a picture to another artist and say,
“WTH? How come yours don’t do that? Magic paints?”
BTW, yes, she has magic paints. I am sure of it.
Did I say I like my pear?
If you like one thing on a play day it is a win!
Aquabee Super Deluxe Journal with a Caran D’ache watercolor pencil #3888-055, Platinum Carbon pen and ink, Platinum Preppie Pen with Noodler’s ink;
White Uniball Signo, and Daniel Smith, Holbein, and QoR watercolors.
Directions by the great Tracey Fletcher King.
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