Thursday, March 24, 2005

My First Watercolor - It really is. And of course I used the wrong paper - card stock because I didn't have any watercolor paper. I used a brush shaped like a fan and very dry. I did the grasses with art markers. I liked it better before I added the large tan stalks. But since the paper is kind of warped anyway I'm going to redo it. This time on either watercolor paper or bristol board. I don't really like the way wc paper absorbs the ink. Anyway, it's my first one and I kind of like it.

Anyone suggest a watercolor set for a beginner?


Blogger Linda said...

Janey -- I like your use of color! You WILL be happier when you try watercolor on the right paper, though! ;-) What kind of set you get depends on how much $ you want to spend -- and you won't want to forget to budget in paper and brushes. You may find that you really don't want to buy a "set" at all, and would rather get individual tubes of paint. Don't waste your time on terribly cheap anything -- you'll just be disappointed and feel bad about what you do. Better to start slow with good stuff and then build. Do you have my e-mail address? Write if you'd like -- I can talk about shopping and art supplies and (especially) shopping FOR art supplies all day long!

9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the half pans better than the tubes. They are cheaper than the tubes and easier for me to work with. BUT, if you don't have a lot of money to spend, you would be better served to buy good brushes and cheaper paint. (Any brush that comes with a paint set should be thrown out immediately because it WILL be an awful brush.)

3:12 PM  
Blogger steve said...

It looks like you are painting from real life, is this part of the landscape of Forida ? If so, it's a beautiful sight to see. You can drop Kev a line at K's Diseased Wits, he can hook you up when it comes to watercolor. Don't forget, this week is 'Crowded' on illustration friday. Hope to see ya there !

6:04 PM  
Blogger Janey said...

I live 15 mins from the beach. Since I did it last night it's more from real memory then real life. It's impossible to say there's nothing to draw when you live here. I'll check diseased wits out. Tomorrow's a art store day! And I'm working on crowded.

8:04 PM  
Anonymous nine_ah said...

Your colors are wonderful and.....I received my post card! Yay!!!!! Thank you so much. I really am enjoying it. It is resting against my pencil holder right by my monitor! It makes me happy!

9:34 PM  

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