Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Watercolours Springtime Flowers



A new Watercolor book by Maria Balcells

I had the opportunity today to review a new book by Maria Balcells on painting spring flowers in Watercolors. And it was a pleasure to review it, and I will go back to it often.

She takes you through several step by step tutorials on painting a variety of spring flowers, and her instruction is very concise and helpful, guiding you through each step from start to finish.

The 105 page book is packed with basic information on all the materials you will need, with a wealth of information on how to use Watercolors, and gives very precise information on avoiding the pitfalls that you may encounter.

I really found it very inspirational, and can't wait to get painting tomorrow, as I have my own treasure trove of spring flowers to use as subject matter.

This book is something every watercolor artist must have in their library.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Iris No 1 Watercolor Painting


Iris No 1
Watercolor, 6" x 6.5"
Watercolor on Arches 300LB Hot Press
Watercolor Paper
$80.00/ca

My first Watercolor Painting of 2015 done today as #1 of 30 paintings in 30 days for the Leslie Saeta Slices of Life, 30 paintings in 30 days painting challenge.
It was a challenge for sure, as I spent much of the day trying to figure out what I was going to paint on the first day. Lots of subject matter to choose from, but for some reason was in "brain lock" in making a decision and just getting on with it.
But I had lots of fun, and look forward to the next one..........yikes tomorrow.
If you would like to provide a home for this painting, contact me at tkrysak@gmail.com
Terry

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