Friday, February 27, 2009

Watercolor Demo at Art Focus Group

Watercolor Demo SeashellsI promised at the demo that I would post a bit of notes on my blog so people didn't have to wright everything down & try to watch at the same time. So, hopefully this will help!

The colors I used for this painting are Indian Red, Yellow Ochre & Cerulean Blue to create a purplish mix and a separate yellowish mix. These three colors combine together to create what is called a Desert Triad and has a ton of possibility's depending on the amount of pigments used and the amount of water used.
I just discovered this mix and I think it will take me a long time to use all the possibilities from these colors! These colors are also used separately in the painting along with Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, French Ultramarine & Sepia. I created a dark brown mix using Burnt Umber, Sepia and French Ultramarine and also used a mix of French Ultramarine and Burnt Umber to give a nice rich cool black. I then built up the layers with these colors slowing varying the ratios to give more variety & texture.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Watercolor Live Demo at Art Focus Group - Feb 25

Watercolor Demo
Tonight is the night I will be doing a live demo at the Outlet for the Art Focus Group. I will be using the shells photo below that I took for reference and I am really looking forward to it. I packed up everything....I think....last night and am surprised how portable watercolors are as I usually just paint in my studio. It is just as easy to pack up a graphite kit for demos as it is for watercolor, well almost. Another great reason to love watercolors :) The Outlet is located at Leigh Square in Port Coquitlam.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Some of my photos from the 14th Annual Art Focus Show

Of course I did not take any photos of the band or the opening reception because I was too busy chatting :) But I did get some photos of myself and my paintings thanks to my crew :) The band was really great nice jazz music, not so loud that you could not chat and upbeat enough so that you could dance. And yes there was even some dancing!

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Opening Reception for Art Focus's 14th Annual Show

The opening reception last night was a success and I think a lot of fun for everyone. I met some new friend and was happy to see some 'old' friends as well at the show. There was a live 3 piece jazz band that was really good which really added to the atmosphere, the wine did not hurt either ;) It is supposed to be sunny both today and tomorrow so it should make for a nice show as the windows fill one whole wall of the Outlet which makes for great lighting for the artwork.

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