|This is Jacqueline's Painting|
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Iris Watercolor Lesson
I've been trying hard to get better at my watercolor painting. It's a weird feeling when I begin to paint a picture I kind of feel like I won't remember anything I learned from the last painting. In fact, I start getting really nervous and my stomach gets fluttery. Even when I'm creating my art out of metal I get the same feeling ~ especially when I've done something new. It's kind of like when you have a dream and you can't quite remember any of it. I get this strange feeling like I'll never be able to recreate something similar again.
DO ANY OF YOU ARTIST OUT THERE GET THE SAME FEELING??So in trying to better my painting skills I ordered a video by Jacqueline Gnott who does fabulous watercolor flowers. I've admired her work for a long time so on Thursday I received my video on her step by step instructions. I learned a lot from her techniques and found some of my weaknesses my biggest issue is slow down, pre-plan and lighter layers. I'll probable be painting this flower many times over. Mine is way to dark, but I was working on a picture that was actually darker than her's shown below. Check out Jacqueline's blog and see all her beautiful flowers. http://jacquelinegnott.blogspot.com