Thursday, October 13, 2011
The leader of the group, Kim, started the group up a facebook page where everybody is uploading progress and finished cards for everyone to look at and comment. It has been alot of fun seeing what everyone else is doing and being able to ask them about techniques. And making new friends!
This is one of the cards I've done. This poinsettia was drawn with J. Herbin ink. Then watercolored. The leaves are textured with salt. Backgound is done wet in wet. The yellow in the middle is Bombay ink. These cards are 5" x 7" 140# CP Watercolor paper.
I've really enjoyed this project so far. I've been trying different techniques without fear because they are only 5x7 cards, so if it doesn't really turn out ok, I just toss it in the scrap pile and if any of the painting is salvagable, it will turn in to an ATC, the back of the card is cut up for ATC blanks. The other side of the painted side if not ATC material will be used to test paint I've mixed before I actually use it on my painting. So nothing is really wasted but maybe a little paint or ink.
Art supplies are so expensive, I hate wasting any of it. So this little exercise has "set me free". Some advise from some of the better watercolorist of Wet Canvas is to be successful as a painter, you must paint like you are a millionaire....just can't do it! When a block of 20 sheets of watercolor paper is $60 and paint is between $7 - $12 a tube......