Oh it is so good to be back in the studio creating for you again!!
On today’s WATERCOLOR WEDNESDAY project I combined watercolor with the upcoming celebrations of Mother’s Day here in the US.
A word of note, upon getting a global audience, I learned all sorts of new things and the first new thing I remember taking note of was that we don’t all celebrate these days on the same day…or even in the same month! Many of you already celebrated “mum” and honestly, there were so many that inspired me to be sure I made something nice for mine.
I am blessed to have several “Moms” in my life and I love making them something special when I am able.
I sat down and sketched a magnolia in a vase in my sketchbook. It was a rough sketch, nothing fancy! I used that as a base and made it a bit more “right” digitally on the iPad Pro. The Procreate program allows me to manipulate the sketch in a way that is just not possible on paper. Plus the digital format allows me to do it all MUCH QUICKER!
I have that digital sketch (it’s still pretty rough) available for all Patrons at every level to download and use as they wish. You can get a copy too, visit Patreon for more details.
We just got a new printer gifted to us and I must admit, it takes me a while to learn new technology…so when I printed the image, the leaf was cut off and the image was half the size I wanted.
I changed the plan from a small painting, (I was going for 8″ x 8″) to creating a card front. When I went to transfer the image using the graphite transfer technique, I realized TWO of these would fit on the 6″ x 8″ paper I chose…so why not?
What resulted is quite pleasing and I do hope you will enjoy the video. I also listed the items I used so you can get them yourself if you desire. All links provide additional income to our Kraaft Shaak on the GO! through the Amazon Associates Program. We thank you for that support!
- Fluid 100 cold press 300 lb 6″ x 8″ easy block watercolor paper
- Daniel Smith watercolors – French Ultramarine, Pyrole Orange, Buff Titanium, Phthalo Yellow Green, Hansa Yellow Light, Hookers Green, Carbazole Violet, Phthalo Blue Green Shade, Hansa Yellow Medium, Quinacridone Pink
- PolarFlo round brush size 8
- Masters Touch round brush size 12 (purchased at Hobby Lobby)
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