Saturday, May 19, 2012

Garden Party

My new online class, A Taste of Silks, is officially off and running and there are lots of people now with shimmering Silk under their fingernails.  Already, there is a wonderful buzz as participants are discovering all the exciting things they can do with Silks Acrylic Glaze.  There's still time to register for this two week mini-class, so if you want to join the shimmering fun, just click here.

Now I get to turn my studio from it's Silky blaze back to a Twinkling watercolor heaven. have recently announced their summer line up of classes and I'm thrilled to announce that Mastering Twinks is once again on the agenda.  This hugely popular class begins on July 26, and is available now for registration by clicking here.  Join me, and the hundreds of people who have already discovered the joys of shimmering, twinkling, luminescent art.  Remember, you can see all of my online classes by clicking the Workshops tab at the top of this page.

As I mentioned, over the last few days I have been enjoying playing with my Twinkling H2O's, and have added some beautiful new projects to the summer run of this class.  In celebration, I thought I'd take you back to my recent travels in Australia with this sketchbook page I call Garden Party.

Packing supplies for travel is always a challenge, but a 'must have' for this trip was my favorite collection of Twinkling H2O watercolor paints.  During my trip, I was able to sit in some lovely gardens and splash around with these twinkling jewels.  This is just a simple capture of some of the vibrant floral colors in bloom down under during my trip.

This page was done by scribbling and painting the flowers in an array of twinkling colors.  The background was done last using a light wash of flat watercolor paint.  As usual, I finished off some detailing using pen and ink, and white gel pen.
So, If you have time this weekend, get outside and capture the colors around you in your sketchbook.  Looking at color, without regard for form, can be a very exciting art experience.

Thanks for checking in.