Study in Watercolor

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Hello, everyone! I know that its been a long time, but I’m finally back. Today, I wanted to share the updo of how helpful studies really are in the realm of art.

So, a while back, I decided to enroll in a watercolor class in order to improve my skills in watercolor – and boy did it help! I would definitely recommend taking a watercolor class – or a class in any media for that matter –¬†from a skilled, trusted instructor to narrow down skills, for anyone wanting to grow in their art skills. And to those who may be thinking that “studies in realism won’t help my style of art”, the fact of the matter is that anytime you make art, it’s always somehow inspired by real life. Essentially, narrowing down skills in realism, as I also learned in watercolor, can be applied to almost anything in art – so it really is important. That being said, I learned from watercolor that realism isn’t always essential. Sometimes when I paint in watercolor, I choose to paint in a looser manner – meaning more abstract lines, less shading, and simple shapes. All in all, I highly recommend taking a class in a specific media of art to hone in your skills, if you wish to grow.

To talk about some of my watercolors above, they start as simple studies of objects, focusing on light and color. I was actually pretty pleased by how some of them turned out, but, as there should be, there are many beginner’s flaws. By the end, I traveled onto more complex subjects, such as people, complicated objects, or landscapes. I hope you all enjoy the pieces!

I really hope that anyone wishing to rejuvenate or grow their skills consider engaging in a serious study of a specific media. As I’ve said, it really helps!

Thanks, and don’t forget to comment!

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Glass Stones

Glass Stones

Hi guys! Rhea here! I have been doing these for a long time and wanted to share with you.
So, these are glass stones with something on the underside. I am not going to list the supplies because a lot of them are optional.
First, take a glass stone. You can find these in craft sets or in home decor sections. You can choose to paint them or glue something on the underside. The ones in the picture have something glued. Think about your design before hand. Keep in mind that everything will be in reverse. Since it is on the underside, paint backwards. This especially applies to letters. Also, remember to paint foreground first. For example, say I was painting a smiley face. I would paint the eyes and mouth with black paint first and let it dry. Then, I would go ahead and paint the underside yellow. From the bottom the entire stone would look yellow, but flip it over and voila! The smiley face would appear! You can do this with any design, just remember foreground, middle ground, background – not the way you would usually draw it.
These are an amazing piece of art that can magnify beautifully. You can do so many things with them. Make some nice jewelry or refrigerator magnets. You can even just leave them around and they will still look nice!
This is one of my favorite crafts. I hope you have fun and don’t forget to comment! Bye for now!

References: http://cheriesparetime.blogspot.com

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