Friday, July 08, 2011

Watercolor Class

I'm taking an online watercolor class from Alisa Burke.  If you haven't been to her blog, run, don't walk to see all her spectacular art.  She's huge on color and since I am as well, I really like what she does.  I've never really done any watercolor.  I've always felt it was rather unforgiving, but I decided to try it. Her classes are certainly reasonable enough. Here are my first crude attempts to "loosen up" and "create shapes".
  


Online classes are the way to go.  I like that I can be in my "jams" at midnight, I can always see the instructor (videos). I don't have someone in front of me blocking my view. Also most classes allow me to go at my own pace.  I like it when they give me continued access to videos, so that I can return at any time and refresh my memory.  Some wonderful watercolorists to visit:  Lin at View from the Oak and Karen from A Scrapbook of Inspiration .   There's also Jane LaFazio of Janeville .  So go and be inspired by these wonderful artist/bloggers.  Have a full of wonder day! 
  

5 comments:

Barb said...

Congrats for stepping outside your comfort zone - luv what you have created AND your blog "divider."
Happy week-end,
Barb

Lori Saul said...

Wonderful art- love the yellow "ginko" type leaves - soft and supple. Sounds like a wonderful class and I look forward to seeing more of your watercolor work!

A Box of Chocolates said...

totally agree about the online classes anytime any attire cups of coffee or a glass of wine it all is okay when you do it from home enjoy the water colour class

Becca said...

These are so beautiful! I have thought about taking her class. I have really been "into" watercolor lately...thanks for the links too.

Sharon said...

So glad I met up with you through the water color class. I hope you are inspired and creating in watercolor. Have you tried gouache? Really like the look, and it is easier than watercolor in many respects. Keep those brushes wet!