Picking up a pencil, pen and brush again. Trying new techniques and maybe developing my own style.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Strathmore online class: lesson 1
I signed up for a Strathmore online watercolor class with Cathy Johnson. I love Cathy's work and have been looking forward to this class for months. The first lesson went over techniques of washes and using them to create a journal page. For this class I am using a Strathmore multi-media journal. The paper is smoother and absorbs less water then the watercolor journals I have been using.
I was vacillating between using my Koi field watercolor kit or the tube pigments and brushes I have in my larger Plien Air kit. I am very comfortable with the Koi pigments, and frustrated by the tube pigments. Comfort over new won out for the first lesson's journal entries. But I am determined to paint more with my other kit as part of this workshop.