Monday, May 15, 2017

10 Tips in 10 Days - A Fun Warm-UP Exercise


Warm and cool colors are something that I think about all the time in my painting and enjoy playing warm colors against cool colors to create vibrate and dynamic watercolors.  Here is a fun exercise that you could do with warm colors or cool colors - your choice!  I did mine with warm colors.  You will need your watercolor paints, watercolor brushes and a Gold Leaf Pen for this exercise.
Start by drawing big shapes in your journal with the gold leaf pen.  I drew my initials JN.  Make sure you go off the page here and there.
 Then add smaller shapes within your large initials.
 Pick a color scheme warm or cool.  I chose a warm palette so I painted all my shapes with yellows, oranges, reds and combinations of these colors. The gold leaf pen lines will act as a resist to the paint.






This is my final page in my watercolor journal

2 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That really is gorgeous! I have a watercolor set in my wish list and it's something I would like to try this year! Thanks for the tips! Hugs, Diane

Keitha said...

Love this idea, can't wait to try it. And just yesterday I picked up a new gold leaf pen, in preparation for your new online course ;)