Thursday, March 13, 2014
Susan's home is Portland, Oregon the city of roses. Rose gardens dart the urban landscape and provide beauty for all to enjoy. This painting titled, "Summer Garden" recounts wonderful memories of walking through Monet's gardens. Susan recommends taking reference photos to provide focus for painting now for inspiration later.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
The majestic view of distant mountains and trees as seen from the top of the hillside with watercolors or diluted acrylics, the beauty and joy can be captured for years to come.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Still Water Reflection
Capture the reflection of still water by building on skills and texturing techniques already presented. Selection of the right materials and brushes are essential as the options are many. As a variation, lightly sketch or transfer a pattern onto different surfaces such as canvas or wood. And, if painting on wood, learn what materials and prep works best.