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I have 111 books in my studio (yes, I counted them) that are Tutorials, and I acquired them slowly over about 10 years. I find that I no longer go to them for inspiration, and decided to get rid of them. Before I do that, however, I’m going to TRY to do ONE PAGE out of each book. Wish me luck……
21(!!) Books Down, 90 to go….
Painting Flowers With Impact by Julie Collins
I had my painting buddy over (Jen), and I asked her to choose a book and decide what we were going to do.
She chose a very meticulous tutorial on painting Pansies, wet in wet, limited palette, with multiple soft clean layers of color. She nailed it, because she has Patience. Me, not so much……
Here’s Jen’s – look at that, could they be any more perfect? I think not…..
I decided I would do a pansy, but in a vase.
Here’s my limited pallete
And no clean clear layers here, just my usual “lots of color”…..sigh…. But it was a fun project.
I was finished and Jen was still patiently painting away, so I also did this:
Vibrant Watercolors by Hazel Sloan
She does 3-5 second “studies” of figures using just 2 colors, and a wet brush; no pre-drawing. It’s a cool way to lay down a crowd quickly.