Fun

We had fun picking out frames at Aspect Framing Studio and Art Gallery in San Francisco. We chose this bold blue frame by Roma Moulding for this watercolor portrait of Greg.

Chloe is the shop manager. 🐾♥️

Andrea is my daughter and is the owner of Aspect Framing Studio along with my son in law Matt.

Photo by Greg

Camo

Camo

5″ x 7″

Ink and watercolor

Prompt 15 Inktober52

Varnish

I applied a matte varnish to the following acrylic paintings.

Greg

Greg

7″ x 10″

Watercolor on Lanaquarelle

This is a portrait of my husband Greg. I used the materials with the exception of the paper in the Sketchbox Watercolor Portaiture Special Edition Box and watched a lesson with portraiture artist Joanna Barnum of Maryland.

First, I made a swatch of the colors in the kit.

Using a photo as a reference, I sketched out the drawing.

(photo by Greg)

(photo by Greg)

Layering paint drying in between layers:

First coat of background paint:Added several more layers for the shading and the background until I felt that it was finished. I am really happy with this painting!

Eye

Eye

4″ x 6″

Prompt 14 Inktober52

Bottle

Bottle

5″ x 7″

Blue and Red Pental Ink on Strathmore Marker Paper

Prompt 13 Inktober 52

Sakura Blossoms

Sakura Blossoms

9″ x 12″

Golden Acrylic On Fredrix Archival Canvas Panel

Break

Break

5″ x 7″

Prompt 12 Inktober52

4 Color Schemes

This past week I studied color theory through Acrylic University’s Color Mastery Bootcamp with Dianna Shyne and Jed Dorsey.

First, I set up a palette using Masterson Sta-Wet Premier Pallet. To help conserve costs of palette paper, I use dampened baking parchment paper.

I set up my limited color palette using the following colors: titanium white, cadmium medium yellow, quinacridone red, quinacridone magenta, ultramarine blue, pthalo blue, and indanthrene blue.

I studied my color wheel.

And painted the following study: Four Color Schemes.

Clockwise from upper left:

1. Complementary (blue-violet, yellow-orange)

2. Analogous (green, blue-green, blue-violet)

3. Triadic (violet, green, orange)

4. Split-Complementary (red, blue-green, yellow-green)