I am a member of the Spokane Watercolor Society which is a group of very talented artists that get together and share ways to improve our skills. This is the original watercolor that is being raffled at our show opening on First Friday.
TheSpokane Watercolor Society Membership Show 2018, has a show theme of, “Nature” this year. There is an opening reception as part of Spokane’s First Friday Art celebration on April 6th from 5-8pm. All of the hanging watercolor paintings by our members will be for sale and will be on display from April 6th through April 27th 2018. The Inland Northwest Land Conservancy Lobby hours are weekdays 9AM-4PM (no weekend days).
The host is the Inland Northwest Land Conservancy
Community Building lobby
which is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that helps willing landowners place conservation easements on their properties. They are focused on protecting land in watershed areas. The show location is in their Community Building lobby, at 35 West Main Avenue, in downtown Spokane WA 99201 (corner Browne and Main).
We invite you to come meet the artist’s and enjoy refreshments or even learn to paint at our teaching table. Artistic fun at the opening reception and raffle on First Friday 5-8pm. That night there will be additional small works and cards for sale.
Imagine winning a full sized original to grace your décor for $1. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for $1 each up until the ticket is drawn for the winner. You need not be present to win. If you would like a raffle ticket contact me.
Mystery painting, any guesses for what this watercolor painting is for? It is at midpoint in completion where I can remove the mastik that is reserving white spaces. A free print for whoever guesses what it is for and what it is.
I am able to add a few shadows around the shapes in the symbols and on the figure to give it some 3D feel with the resist still on.Once all is completely dry, I mean totally dry! I usually wait overnight because if you don’t, you will find that watercolor paper does rip and rub off when damp and there is no way to make it look right again. A painful lesson on a finished painting to say the least.
Get ready for a shock! I remove the mastik and reveal the saved white areas. I also go across the whole surface and erase out as much of the pencil as possible. Wa La! Isn’t that amazing?
Chakra Root Level 1, is connected to career, money mindset, and sense of belonging. It’s colors are Red and Rose Red and it is located at the base of the spine in the tailbone area.
First I am painting the symbol from the middle out to the exterior . This root symbol is located on the figure base so I have to be careful to preserve the image of the figure in the background. No opaque painting allowed. In order to the keep the figure separate from the background I drop brushfuls of red into the ray background, to emphasize the outline of the figure. Finally I add darker values to retain the leg edges on the interior behind the symbol and also add shadow darkness to the symbols to keep them from looking too flat.
Level 2, Sacral Chakra is connected to sexuality and pleasure. It’s colors are Orange and Rose Orange is located right over the sacral bones of the lower back. First carefully painting what looks like some off-center moons in the middle. Then adding a teeny touch of Pyroll Orange. Going in with a light Cadmium Yellow wash on the mosque shapes around the interior circle and then more pale yellow is dropped in at the outside border circle. It is truly amazing to watch how strong reds are so powerful when dropped into any yellow.