Friday, December 16, 2011

Messy Watercolor Play

Being the online class junkie that I am I recently signed up for another class with Alisa Burke. I have been enjoying her "Sketchbook Delight" which sparked an interest in watercolor so much so that when I found out she had a class focused solely on watercolors I knew I was in! Its called "Watercolor Bliss".

Yesterday I tried some of the lessons and here are the results. I got messy with my cheapie pan of crayola watercolors in my journal. In the above image I was playing with some neutral colors and added some stamping which as you know I LOVE!

On this next page I went pretty bold with the colors, fought that intially but in the end the colors won! Its a bit bright for me but I do like how it all came together. It helped me to begin to get over my fear of bright color!

As you can see I am enjoying learning watercolors with Alisa. Watercolors are really fun, loose, and alot more immediate than acrylic for me. Now I am anticipating difficulty when I attempt something more structured as I am finding that its harder to cover up mistakes in this medium but just being free and loose is great for now!

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20 comments:

  1. These are lovely. I like watercolor bliss.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  2. These are really beautiful!! I love your colors here.

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  3. These are looking wonderful! Love your use of stamps! Sounds like your class is great!

    Happy PPF!

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  4. Congrats on your decision of taking this class! Watercolors are beautiful: the soft colors are very relaxing. Hope you learn a lot and continue enjoying this art.

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  5. Very creative, color and wonderful! ~ ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF.

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  6. These are gorgeous and I love the freedom you had in making them. It makes me want to loosen up with my next watercolor work!
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

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  7. This is really pretty. It looks like you had lots of fun creating here!

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  8. Precious, I like the butterflies. Saludos

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  9. oh what fun!!!! It is so much fun to just enjoy playing and learning!!! wonderful work!!!!

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  10. These are beautiful. I love watercolor for the very fact that you have to give up a certain amount of control, and once you do, the most marvelous things can happen.

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  11. Gorgeous results, Cathy!
    I want to be an online class junkie, too! :)

    I entered for a chance to win a spot in Alisa's new class...fingers crossed.
    Her work is amazing!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  12. Cathy how fun! I love your watercolor works. You are discovering new things and at the same time enjoying yourself. Way to go!!Love the colors. Happy Holidays and thanks for sharing. Enjoy the weekend.

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  13. You really loosened up with watercolor. Great drips! :)

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  14. I'm another online course addict!! However, I do find that I often never get around to finishing them, so have put on my goals list for next year to finish what I started!!

    You are already achieving great things with watercolour. Have fun :)

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  15. You know that I LOVE the color--don't tempt me with this class....please.
    I love this effect!

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  16. I can see I've missed a lot of your recent art - beautiful. It appears you are enjoying the watercolor class. I took Alissa's class and loved it.

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  17. How fun, great colors! ~Happy Paint Party Friday! #40 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

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