Painting flowers is a beautiful thing
Granddaughter and artist Emma Watson mostly paints with acrylics on canvas. Her flower paintings are highly collected. And her creative approach to the "white canvas" is rather novel.
- First, Emma imagines her painting and either sets up a bouquet of flowers or finds a photo of a beautiful bouquet on her iPad.
- Next, she sets up her painting area and primes the canvas with a base color.
- Then she blocks in her composition with a few outline strokes as guides.
- When everything is in place to begin her painting, she jumps on the trampoline for 10 minutes to free her mind of distractions.
- Then, it's straight to the easel and her brushes where she paints with intensity and focus to complete her vision.
Express your thoughts and ideas on paper .... or canvas!
Diary Journaling Musings by Cecily & Gwendolyn
I keep a diary in order to enter the wonderful secrets of my life. If I didn't write them down, I would completely forget about them right away.—Cecily
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.—Gwendolyn
Playwright Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
Watercolor book recommendation: Watercolor for the Artisitcally Undiscoverd by Thatcher Hurd and John Cassidy
I have only a few un-painted pages left in my Klutz watercolor book, so I bought another one of these out-of-print books on eBay from a Goodwill agency in California. I think it will make a fun summer journal.
The book is ring-bound with 48 pages of wonderful watercolor paper and a hinged case of Reeves/Windsor and Newton watercolors attached at the bottom of the book. The brush, too, is of sterling watercolor quality so that the book becomes an easel and a study on painting and creative thinking.