Summer Kick-Off

This is a Demo from my First Friday in June Summer Kick-Off  
Watercolor Sketchbook Journal Workshop
We had a great group  -  such fun.  The weather was fairly cooperative  -  a little bit of everything from one extreme to the other, but not bad.  From past experience, I think I can accurately say that the first Friday in June is always QUIRKY.

This page in my sketchbook is showing how to just let the colors mix on the paper without mixing on the palette at all.  When working with a very small palette, sometimes we run out of space for mixing and may not have extra water for cleaning off the palette.  So besides giving interesting and pleasing results, mixing on the paper is convenient.  I was using very basic colors  -  ultramarine blue, hansa yellow, quinacridone red and a little manganese blue and cobalt violet.  There is a little bit of a learning curve to figure out how to have enough water to let the pigments float around and mix without flooding the sketchbook page.

So here we go  -  that was the Kick-Off  -  the beginning of a very busy summer full of classes and workshops.  I am soooo looking forward to it.

At the top of this blog there is a tab that links to my classes.


Rose Bradley said...

Hi Catherine,
I am getting ready for the Terrace Inn again this Summer. I see you will be there for "Afternoon Tea" during my week. I look forward to seeing you again. I've done a little book making myself since I saw you last. Such fun!
Rose Bradley

Catherine said...

Hi Rose - I would love to see the books you have made. Looking forward to seeing you in July!

Anonymous said...

Hello Catherine, Glad to see class kick off Yahoo, wish I lived closer.
Hope classes are as fun as they seem to be:)Just these notes brings nwew info for me.
Like the water and color mixing.
Have a great day,

Catherine said...

Linda - the classes are fun. I hope my students have as much fun as I do! I also wish you lived closer - but our on-line "community" is the next best thing.