Sunday, July 1, 2012

Watercolor Journal Workshop

Feeling that I needed a boost in the idea of doing an art journal, I signed up for a class with Susan Keale. There are two sessions, each four hours. A lot of the information was for absolute beginners, but I knew that I could learn something and, I did! We did a color wheel that had the inner circles include mixes with yellow ochre, raw sienna and burnt umber. Simple enough, but helpful. Among the books she recommended were Danny Gregory's. I knew that I was in the right class. Our homework was to draw at least 10 minutes each day. Of course, it took much longer for this first painting, but that is just what I wanted, motivation.


I attended my art quilt meeting and one member cleaned our her library and generously let us have our pick of books. As a small thank you for such a kind gesture, I made this fabric postcard. Thanks again, S!!


To the Americans reading this, have a Glorious Fourth of July! The the rest of world, may you also have a nice day!

7 comments:

Mary Walker Designs said...

The painting is lovely it has the kind of look that would liven a plain hallway.

Jennifer Edwards said...

Beautiful painting Sandra! It's interesting to me that a lot of your drawn/painted work has a fabric feel to it. Does that make any sense? But your fabric postcard...so lovely and what a beautiful thank you!

Susan Keale said...

Sandra, I love your journal page!! Great color and composition! Looking forward to seeing more at the workshop.

. said...

Really love the painting for your journal, lovely flower, colours and layout. the class sounds like a lot of fun. Thank you so much for visiting my page again and for all your sweet comments : ) and yes, the boxes do give back aches... Cant wait to get the move over with : )

cheers,

Mari

Cathy Holtom said...

These are beautiful especially the geranium.

Anonymous said...

Sandra, I really enjoyed visiting with you in Susan's class. Love your blog, you have a(nother!) new fan!
~Diane P.

Dan Kent said...

I think your first page is beautiful - the painting is delicate and well done. The fabric postcard is stunning!!