Draw like a kid…

Tonight I just had to share that watching children create is such a creative booster. I saw them color, sketch and forget it they just drew. I did hear a few I messed ups but even then, they simply asked for another paper and proceeded. P.S. I opened up a limited edition etsy shop. The […]

Making changes

This weekend I had to get rid of an old palette. Crayola means a lot to me. I’m working on a new blogging class and the creative exploration class. I’m going to sketch and doodle the book this week. My birthday is coming up and I’d like to finish and scan the entire book. First […]

hills of trees is done!

Taking your time makes a huge difference. You have to lett each layer dry before starting the next. Oh and layering from light to dark makes for easy blending. I used a size 10 brush and lightly blotted the paper with color. These trees made me let go of what should be. I didn’t sketch. […]

have and idea and paint

More sketches and a watercolor class later I realize AGAIN the importance of color. For some of the emotions in the book, I should use liquid watercolors. Today I painted some of the houses I saw along the road. Every house was different yet belongs among the hills, roads and trees. Makes me think of […]

Sketch in Color

the color sketching has begun. This will be the Road Trip Color scheme. I wrote the story, created a story board, took notes, made revisions and it’s sketching time. I want to get used to painting without drawing with a pencil first. The color scheme makes sense because with any journey you have happy times. […]

When In Doubt CREATE

So there I was mixing up the right green. Emerald green seemed to surface. This emerald green was beautiful and I made it with blue and yellow ochre. Yellow ochre is a favorite. Then came painitng time. Yet, I couldn’t sketch the right heart shaped leaves. I let go. Yes, I put the pencil down […]

Painting Poppies

Here’s the first try, sketch and all. What a mess. I took my time sketching and then I messed up. So I took another sheet and painted. No sketching just painted. Mixed up some color. What a masterpiece. I still need lots of details but this is great. The color and poppies in three growing […]