Category Archives: ArtEveryDay

Magnolia Watercolor In My Journal

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) This was a challenge with some Arty Friends……

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An Illustrated Map of Hawaii

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) We’ve been going to Hawaii, on and off, for about 10 years now, and I finally did a Map showing all the fun adventures that we’ve had there, over … Continue reading

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Faces – Found….

Here’s a technique that I am curious about.  Paint random bits of color and shape, with nothing in mind regarding the outcome, and then “find” the image.  I cheated a bit, by indicating darkness where I thought eyes might be. … Continue reading

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Faces – …and another guy…..

Again, just a pencil, and a smudger, and very minimal detail.

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Faces – YIKES!

OK, this was was an epic fail.  Drawn from the Reference Photo at the end of the post.

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Faces – Young Girl

As usual, click any image to see it bigger in a new tab.   NOTE:  I’ll be posting 10-or-so more blog posts on this site, then I’ll be posting exclusively on InstaGram – @chermckittrick The reason for this is that … Continue reading

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Faces – Single Continuous Line

A couple faces, drawn out of my head, no reference photo, and drawn using a single continuous line.

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Watercolor Polar Bear

I used salt to get the starry look of the sky.  This is bigger than usual – 12″ x 14″.

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Faces – Man

I feel like ALL my faces are starting to look the same, but maybe that’s because I’ve been mostly drawing young women.  Here’s an attempt at a man’s face, using pencil and a smudger.  Reference Photo at the end.

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Faces – Line Drawing of a Young Woman’s Face

Title kinda says it all……..  I’m actually surprised that I did Faces for about 8 times, before something else caught my eye………….  The first one is Before I erased the pencil lines.

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Watercolor Christmas Cards….

No description needed…………  Boy I love my studio…………

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Watercolor Heron

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) I love how much white is in this piece  

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Watercolor Polar Bears

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) More practice………. I love this first one, particularly the combination of hard edges and lost edges.   Something’s not quite right with this one; I lost some of the … Continue reading

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Watercolor Lovebirds

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) Again, I’m doing practice pieces for when I have students in who want to try watercolor.  This is a potential for a class, done as a 10″ x 8″.  … Continue reading

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Watercolor Landscape

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) After doing the Hummingbird, which turned out sort of OK, but didn’t feel at all like me, I needed to do something different. Here’s an impressionistic landscape, completely out … Continue reading

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Watercolor Hummingbird

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) I’ve got a couple women coming over to try watercolor, and I was having trouble coming up with something to paint. I finally found a hummingbird, which is NOT … Continue reading

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Watercolor In My Journal

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) I did this one while out “camping”, and by camping I mean being in our gorgeous 19 foot Travel Trailer. I copied it from an image I found on … Continue reading

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Some MORE Watercolor Christmas Postcards……

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) Note:  I created a separate PAGE (as opposed to a Blog Post) for Christmas Cards that I’ve made.  Go here to see them, if you like. I promise that … Continue reading

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Some Watercolor Christmas Postcards……

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) A few Christmas Cards that I painted in 2018 These first ones turned out quite well Fa La La La Llama…. But they’re not all keepers…..  

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More “found” Watercolor In My Journal

(Click any image to see it bigger in a new tab) A few more that I had forgotten about…..  sometimes my journal isn’t handy, but I’ve got scraps of watercolor paper laying around, so I paint on them, and tuck … Continue reading

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