Friday, May 27, 2011

Watercolor Flowers

My adorable friend, Janet Takahashi, came over and showed me some watercolor tips. We sat side by side and passed a piece of watercolor hot press back and forth, painting violets.
Janet's blog

Look at the luscious color! She showed me how to mix the color to get nice blends. Also how to make leaves by using the flat of the brush and dig in dark bits of color with colored pencils to give your paints more depth.

Here's a link to her book.

Be creative! Marilyn.

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun. ~ Pablo Picasso


  1. You mentioned learning watercolors. I'm wondering what media you used to use for your toy-art?

  2. jeannie! Hello! I use a lot of different things but mostly scanned pencil drawings and Photoshop. I also use Illustrator. Sometimes I use cut paper or a combination of anything in reach. :-)