Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Watercolor Pencil Blossoms

Blossom On The Branch

Watercolor Pencils are one of the most beautiful, elegant, and versatile mediums around.  Almost every artist has some in their art box, but not everyone uses them to their full potential.

Blossom On The Branch

Blossom On The Branch

Watercolor pencils are the unsung hero of art journaling and sketchbook art.  They are easy to carry around, no mess, vibrant, and always reliable.

From fine lines to delicate washes, they are an extraordinary medium.

Blossom On The Branch

Blossom On The Branch

Blossom On The Branch

An artist can achieve amazing detail and color tone just from the tip of the pencil.  A little water here, a scribble of pencil there and the results can be wonderful.

Blossom On The Branch

Blossom On The Branch

Of course, having the right surface on which to paint helps a lot.  For this "Blossom On The Branch" I used Derwent Inktense Watercolor Pencils in a Stillman & Birn "Zeta" Series Sketchbook.  This book hold beautiful, smooth 180lb, bright white paper.  Perfect for studies in watercolor pencil.

Blossom On The Branch

My online class "Watercolor Pencils" begins on September 18th.  In this class I will teach a whole range of techniques using watercolor pencils.  Above all else, you'll learn to make the most of the beautiful little sticks of color.

The early bird special registration price ends on May 31st. If you've been thinking of signing up for this class, then now is your chance.  Click here for more information or to register.

Thanks for stopping by. xx