Tag Archives: Watercolor painting

Thursday time Out For Art…



Several years ago when I  still painted  in  watercolor, I surprised my daughter, and son-in-law with a Zebra painting for Christmas. Because art is so subjective, I seldom give away my paintings, and certainly don’t want to put anyone in a position to hang my art every time  I visit.   On the other hand,  I am my daughter’s  mother, and after the long hours I spent in labor, my daughter owes me don’t you think?

This was among the last watercolor paintings I did before I switched to acrylics.   Several pictures we taken,  and they all turned out the same.  I think it’s blurry because of the non glare glass.   Or….maybe I’m just a bad photographer….  You pick!

Thursdays Time out for Art

 Barbara's Morning Glories 6" X 4" Deep Canvas

Barbara’s Morning Glories
6″ X 4″ Deep Canvas

This is an interesting technique…..I covered a canvas with masa paper that had been put in water, and rung out.  It’s a bit delicate when it gets wet, so care needs to be taken while doing this process.  I put gel medium down first,  then placed the damp masa paper on the canvas.  I will never be smooth, and you want it to be crinkly.  After it dries, I trimmed the sides, roughly sketched my subject lightly in pencil, and painted it in watercolors.  These Morning Glories were in my friends backyard, and so beautiful I couldn’t help but paint them.

I learned this technique from my friend, and teacher Helen Shafer-Garcia, check her out she is a fabulous watercolorist.

Thursdays Time out for Art is inspired, and hosted by Zebra Designs, and Destinations…

Thursdays Time Out for Art


IMG_3094 2

Since strawberries are coming into season here, I thought a little watercolor journaling might be fun!

Thursdays Time out for Art is a group that posts on Thursday, and hosted by Zebra Designs and Destinations.  Thank you Z for all the inspiration you provide me with.

Cleaning Out The Clutter!