Green was the subject of my watercolor class tonight. Living in Pennsylvania, I am surrounded by green for 3/4 of the year. Anyone who wants to attempt to do any kind of landscape or still life painting here must know how to deal with this ubiquitous color. Here is the secret to painting green, you must have lots of different shades of this rich color. Dark green, yellow green, pale green, blue green, you get the picture. Look outside at the foliage around you and pick out all the different greens that you see.
See all the shades, earthy tones, brighter greens…
This also goes for green objects.
Your eye will think something looks real, like a painted pepper, if it has different shades showing the local color.
Thinking about this can make just looking out your window fun!
Read more at: Wet into Wet Watercolors.
I have decided it is a good idea to introduce myself to the blog world, hello, it’s me, Joye Schwartz! Actually I got the idea from Lovely Clusters a delightful blog from a very creative Rachel who lives in Maui
Back to the introductions, I live in a beautiful old suburb of Philadelphia and love to create, have loved to create since I was a little girl. I sew, knit
play the violin, though that activity has suffered while I have been so busy creating other things!! Vegetarian cooking is also a passion. I recently won a soup contest Soup Contest Winner and am currently working on writing a vegetarian cookbook full of comfort food recipes with my son, JJ.
But most of all, I am a visual artist, painting in watercolors and oils. I absolutely love color and paint flowers, landscapes and people.Some of favorite people to paint are my family. I have a big family, 4 children, 3 grandchildren and a husband, they are the center of my life.
Oh, and did I mention that I also love to read? My favorite books are…, oh I will save that for another post.
Nice meeting you!
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It has been a bit stressful in my life lately. My mom had a stroke and let’s face it, she is getting old(94 tomorrow!) and dementia is setting in. Hurt feelings are inevitable when your parent gets confused, paranoid, and sometimes just plain mean. Knitting helps. Having a good cuppa and sitting down to some good meditative knitting with some luscious yarn. The repetition of the needles, the smooth silky yarn slipping through my fingers and seeing something beautiful just grow.
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