I have added a few more additions to my artwork. This particular addition is something a little different than what I usually do (rural countryside).
I decided to paint something up close and personal using a dip pen and permanent black ink and then a wash of watercolor on Canson XL watercolor paper. I have created this in my new category of 7 x 10 inch paintings, that I sell matted behind an acid free 8 x 10 inch (outside diameter) matt with a backing board ready for a standard sized 8 x 10 inch frame. I think it would look great in a solid black frame, but that is me.
I only have a couple of watercolors in that category just yet, but will be adding more closeups! As I always my price includes shipping with a tracking number.
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I just realized as I was organizing my site today that any of the 9 x 12 inch drawings or paintings were being sold with a error in matt size. I had stated 11 x 13 inch, when in fact I meant 11 x 14 inch.
I try to create artwork that can be displayed in frames that are sized for easy purchase. I find Homesense and some other stores have very nice black frames that are not expensive and yet look good. So sorry about that.
I don't like to have super odd sizes that make getting a frame awkward!
I will be adding some more watercolor artwork shortly, stay tuned!
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If picking up a brush and trying some watercolor paintings scares you or you just sit and look at a blank page, here are some ideas.
Look around you in the room you are in right this minute. Start with something simple like a chair or your cup of coffee. It doesn't have to be big and elaborate. Just go with it, get to know the feel of your paints. See how adding more water works or less. Really look at the light source and where the shadows are forming.
Try and enjoy the process. You could take a class, but if you are like me, and prefer your own company when it comes to distressing with art, then welcome to the world of YOUTUBE!
Below is an older British artist that not only helps you get started, but his voice alone totally relaxes me!
Enjoy the experience of a new hobby or venture. Don't be afraid of mistakes. Some mistakes can end up as masterpieces!
Now he clips his paper to an easel, I personally like to use painters tape and tape it to my drawing table where I do my painting, which then leaves a good clean edge. But remember to enjoy the process, and that no subject is off limits for your watercolor paintings.
Even a mug of coffee can look exciting!
Hi there! My name is Diane Palmer, and I love to draw and paint. I love to try new things, and in this blog and my website you will see the results of my artistic endeavors!