Sodalite, with a distinctive deep blue color is one of the components of Lapis Lazuli and very rare. DANIEL SMITH Sodalite is the finest quality and deepest blue that comes from Greenland and the flanks of Italy’s Mt. Vesuvius. In watercolor, the inky color of this semi precious stone granulates as it dries, layering a blue-black textural surface on a smooth blue-gray undertone.
My students are often perplex as to how to get the pages apart. First of all, wait until you are done with your painting. The joy of using a block is that it keeps the paper from getting buckled while you paint. When you are done with your painting, simply put a palette knife in the small slot that is not glued to the rest of the papers. Gently slide your knife around the edges to release your master piece! Hint: if you do not own a palette knife, a butter knife works too!
Pixie Star loves being surrounded by color!
Pixee Star and I have been playing around with my color palette. Those of you who know me, know that I am obsessed with color and watercolor is my favorite medium. In preparing for my All About Color class that I am teaching in my Bend, Oregon Studio, I took a closer look at the yellows on my palette. My goal was to have the warmest yellow and the coolest yellow available. I am happy to announce that I found a cooler yellow than I already had! It is the Daniel Smith Lemon Yellow. It is bright, fresh, and semi-transparent. Next I will try using it in triad and tetrad mixes. If I come up with something great, I will let you know!
Here are some photos from my Color Class. There is some serious color study going on!
|Out my back door….|
I used the Parallel Pen to write the quote on my journal page. I hope you have fun trying this out!
ALL ABOUT COLOR
Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m. Continues through Nov. 15
Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. Continues through Nov. 10
Fast video of how I paint a field of flowers:
How to paint palm trees
|Lobster Buoys in a Tree|
I am excited to return to Maine this September with the focus on just painting the beautiful scenery. Join me! I am teaching a class called Watercolor Journaling. Using watercolors and mixed-media, we will create beautiful journal pages! Students will explore ways to make their travel journal interesting and reflective of their Maine experience. The workshop is held near the quaint coastal village if Bass Harbor on Mount Desert Island. If you are interested or want more information, please feel free to email me. I also can give you some ideas of where to stay.
|From my Maine Watercolor Journal|