Friday, May 28, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

RIWS National Watercolor Show

I am working on a couple of paintings for their National Watercolor show. One is a painting of the bridge at South Natick, MA—looking up stream under the bridge. The other is going to take some planning. It is a Civil War scene. Kind of a behind the scenes view in an encampment.
Don't forget to view the demos at the right. I added a couple more.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

RIWS National Watercolor Show is coming up

It's time to do some serious thinking about what to submit. I have a couple of ideas in mind— one is drawn out on watercolor paper. Things have been slow lately and I am preparing for cataract surgery. Maybe after, I will be able to see and paint better.

I paint with Holbein watercolor paint. Before, I used Windsor Newton and some paint would dry hard in the tube. With Holbein, they stay moist—even on the palette. This is ideal if you go outside to paint. You can put some color in those metal paint boxes or on a butcher try and be on your way. The colors that usually comes in portable watercolor tins is hard and it takes a lot of work to get some usable color...scrub, scrub, scrub. Holbein will stay nice and moist. You need a lot of paint on your brush in order to push it around.
I do have a lot of old paint and I will try to use it up—scrub, scrub, scrub.