|"Pulling at my Heart Strings"|
Image: 5" x 7" Original watercolor and collage
I'm preparing for a workshop that I will be teaching in Lakeville, MN on Nov. 1 - 3rd. It's abstract watercolor and collage. It's been 2 years since I've painted a little abbey (my nickname for small abstracts), but I remembered the process, just like getting back on a bike after a long hiatus.
The thing that is so neat about "little abbies" is that it teaches you such good painting habits! And when you're done, you have a study that can be used as a warm up for a larger painting! If you'd like to learn how to paint these AND how to turn these gems into larger paintings, learning lots of design tips along the way, sign up by contacting Suzi McArdle Suzimcardlehood@gmail.com
I will be posting the bigger painting (that was inspired by this little abbey) in the next few days.
1. Dry brush analogous colors in a cruciform pattern.
2. Add collage pieces.
3. Paint a unifying color.
4. Add black.
5. Add embellishments.
|step 1 and 2|