Friday, August 31, 2012

Church Bulletin

Heaping coals...

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Watercolor with family

My grandmother is visiting. We got together with my mom and had a little "class". Even though I didn't completely know what I was doing, I took them step-by-step to paint their own watercolor scene (first tracing the image from a book). I think they did great!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Watercolor card

A friend's mother passed away recently, so I wanted to make a watercolor card. I wanted to keep it simple, so I went with an almost pattern feel and let the fluidity of the medium give it creativity.


Monday, August 20, 2012

Watercolor workshop

Went to a watercolor painting workshop (taught by Gayle Jones) with my mom yesterday; had a blast! She brings all the materials and pre-draws what everyone will be painting so we can concentrate on the painting techniques (she does step-by-step instruction).

Friday, August 17, 2012

Mountain Biking Postcard

The Youth Department will be having a biking weekend in Brown County, so they needed some promotional postcards to advertise the event.



Thursday, August 16, 2012

Church Bulletin

A new design for the Church Bulletin.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Watercolor -- practice 2

I decided to practice painting a sky and water scene. Beginning by wetting the sky area, I dropped in some blues and greens and let them bleed together. I lifted out cloud shapes with a paper towel and continued with the ocean section. I used a toothbrush to splatter color and, since I haven't yet bought white gouache or masking fluid to keep areas white, I added a little white acrylic paint for the wave spray.
I still have a tendency to overwork the piece.