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!
It was an honor to be asked to contribute sketches for the book and an honor to have Jeannine use mine sketch as a demo!
|Postcards from Saint Jean-du-Luz|
|Helen’s postcard of boats in the port.|
“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” Helen Keller
Today is my birthday and the beginning of a new year! I feel blessed in many ways. I am so happy that I made the decision 14 years ago to quit my secure job as a lab technician to stay at home and pursue art. I was scared, lonely and I had no idea what I was doing but I just knew that I had to draw, paint, mix gooey colorful messes and create. I have made so many wonderful new friends. Artists are the best!