I really want to feel more confident about this mixed-media thing. But what do you do with all the not-quite-amazing canvases when you’re done with them?
I think this little canvas will be part of my Christmas decor. I love the blues.
I used gesso to create the snowy texture, and Faber-Castel Gelatos for the colour. I really like the way Gelatos work as watercolour crayons – I can scribble the colour onto the canvas or onto a palette and then use water to blend. I also used Faber-Castel Pitt pens to add finer details.
This week I will be preparing for my upcoming watercolour classes. I’ll be teaching a few students in my home, and we’ll be doing step-by-step paintings as a learning exercise. This week I will be preparing the student materials – it can be so intimidating for a beginner to purchase supplies, especially as I stress buying good quality materials. It can be nearly impossible to make poor quality paint and paper do what it’s supposed to do, even for an experienced painter.
Seeing as I am putting together watercolour kits, I have a question for you: Would you be interested in ordering watercolour beginner kits from me? I could make them available in my etsy shop – they would cost about $50 and would be jam-packed with everything you need to get started painting right away. Paint and paper would be artist-quality and I would include my three favourite brush sizes. And I am online right now researching camcorders so I can start making how-to videos for you!