How I Paint
This piece began as a sketch in my Moleskine sketchbook, and has gone through a few iterations. Here it is, way back in 2013, in my sketchbook and as an painting titled "3 Waves."
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Making a Sample Painting
This is a test piece I made before I started painting the final watercolor version
Where to Get Ideas for a Painting
For the final version I drew for Daydream Odyssey, I wanted it to be more of a narrative piece, that is, to tell a story. I also wanted to play with the idea of sea creatures. I may have been influenced by the trip we took to Hawaii that year, the summer after my college graduation and my youngest son’s high school graduation.
Maybe it’s from living in the desert that the ocean has such a pull on me. Maybe because I’m a fire-sign Leo and I need the water to cool me down. My husband attributes it to the fact that all humans are attracted to the ocean because of the 9 months we were floating around in our mothers’ bellies. Or maybe it has something to do with the moon and her connection to both femininity and the tides. Isn’t there a song that says “blame it on the moon?”
Well whatever the reason the ocean makes its way into a lot of my work. I’m good with it.
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Time Lapse Video of Watercolor Painting! (aka “Speedpainting”)
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Real Time Video of How To Mix Watercolors
I also did a video in real time of mixing paint - since it’s real time, it’s kinda slow but it might be interesting to some of you who are curious about the process. As always, feel free to ask a question in the comments below, or use my contact form. Thanks again for stopping by.
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