Friday, May 20, 2011

Watercolor Demo of Waterlilies Video Part 1

   I have a new video on You Tube - Watercolor Demo of "Stained Glass Waterlilies" Part 1.
This video walks you through the beginning of my new full sheet watercolor painting of waterlilies. I will continue to post new videos as I have them available. Please follow along as I walk you through this very detailed and colorful waterlily scene.

    If you have questions about my process please leave me a comment and I will try to answer it here on my blog.

   The link for the original post about this painting is here:

Have You Ever...a look into the everyday life of an artist

Have You Ever...finished a painting, taken your photos, cut mats, framed the piece, and upon placing your title tag on the back of the paper backing, turned the piece around to find out you forgot to sign it?  I have done this a couple of times throughout my 17 years of framing my paintings. It is not a lot of fun framing the same piece twice in one day!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Watercolor Demo Paintings

Snow Drifts ©L Watry
Point Loma Lighthouse ©L Watry
Daisies & Lemons ©L Watry
Fuschia Waterlily ©L Watry
  I have taken some time to finish up a few of the demo paintings that I started in the classes I am teaching. There is a varied subject matter amongst these four images, but they all have in common: good composition, strong values, and vivid colors.

Have You Ever...a look into the everyday life of an artist

Have You Ever...set up a plein-air workshop an hour from your studio and realized upon arriving that you left your demo painting back in your studio? I set up a plein-air (French meaning - "in the open air") workshop at the Denver Botanic Gardens, an hour from Colorado Springs. I brought everything else I needed, but I forgot my demo painting that I had drawn and ready to go. So, instead of starting with the demo, I had the workshop participants go take photos and familiarize themselves with the gardens and I quickly drew a new scene that I could demo. I was a little frazzled to say the least, but I think the day turned out OK.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Painting Silver in Watercolor

Shows Over ©L Watry
Great News!  My painting "Shows Over" was juried into the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society's, International Watermedia 17. It is 1 of 90 paintings juried in, out of 494 entries. John Salminen was the juror. The show will be held at the Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs. Dates are: June 24, 2011 to July 23, 2011 and the opening reception will be June 24th from 5pm-8pm, with a separate awards ceremony on July 8th from 6pm-8pm.

To see this painting in progress click here for the first posting starting on February 18th and follow it through to its completion in my March 5th posting.

Cards and Prints are available. Please contact Lorraine to inquire.