Monday, January 31, 2011

Capturing the Colors of Greece

Red Roofed Church, Ano Syros, Greece
Part of the joy of painting on location on the island of Syros, Greece is to recreate the reflecting colors of the cobalt blue sky, turquoise ocean and the warmth of the sunshine on the white buildings.  Our watercolor journaling class will learn how to paint colorful whites using the local colors.
An easy way to paint a beautiful white is called Wet into Wet painting.  Wet the area you want to appear white with clear water.  Add enough water for the paper to be wet and shiny but not enough to make a puddle.  Then drop in little amounts of paint and let the water carry the paint around.  In this painting I picked the blue of the sky, the reds from the church roof and a little yellow to create the feeling of the warm sun shining on the white walls of the town.
If you are interested in signing up for this Watercolor Journaling in Greece Class, please visit the American College of Healthcare Science.


Laure Ferlita said...

I wanna go, I wanna go!!! This looks like sooooo much fun! Love the softly diffused colors!

Dorene Petersen said...

Laure we would love it if you could join us. Call for more information 800 487 8839 and ask to speak with Lisa or Tracey! Or email

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is so beautiful! I love your blog so much...I'm putting it in my blog favs! Thanks! ♥♥♥