Today, I am starting my FIRST interactive on-line watercoloring class this week. Day 1, we are creating patterns and backgrounds; this may soon be one of my favorite techniques! There are so many different ways you can create patterns!
Technique 1 - DAY 1
Here is my homework form the first card - watercoloring a plaid design:
Here are several more painted plaid patterns that I painted and experiment with... I have three sons - all different universities to represent!
We’re learning to play with color by painting an easy grid pattern. I did have fun painting with different water-to-pigment ratios for lighter or deeper colors!
The next technique is repeating shapes. I used the circle pattern included in the PDF class notes. Also had fun creating a design with a cascade of stars and another with hearts!!
That is it for DAY 1 of "Simply Watercoloring Class! Hope you are enjoying your summer. This class is fun... I'm learning - just very SLOWLY! Going to have a TON of new cards added to my stash - YAY! Remember to hug the ones you love the most... until next time!
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Blogging is fun and is an outlet - I am just like you! My days are full of "to do's", morning till night. Sound familiar? When I DO find the time in the day, I love crafting - totally into paper-crafting at the moment (6 years!). That's why my blogs are often full of the projects that I'm working on. As a mom to 4 males(1 at-home son, 2 college sons and 1 husband), that time is often limited. I have been creating art items, cards, doo-das, painting, claying, anything "artsy-fartsy" ALL my life. Each one different from the last. It is something I truly enjoy.
You could even say it is a passion. Part of that passion has been sharing with others and attempting to teach them - hence my 2nd job of teaching Art in the high school and often my clubs and other groups that I'm involved in - it's just who I am. I am very lucky to be able to live in a small town and share! So! Please don't think that I'm a "kiss up" or trying to out-do someone else... I'm giving to give... I make things to give - it's just me!