Our instructor, Jo Pomeroy Crockett, is brilliant artist. She showed us several techniques today. We learn how to blend colors, use dry brush, wet-into-wet, salt, splatter, soften edges, how to lift and lots more. She states,“Watercolor is very forgiving,” and she is correct.
The most important lesson that Natalie and I learned is how to remove watercolor from the paper. You need to clean your brush, make several strokes in the area, wipe the watercolor from your brush onto the dampened portion of your tissue. Repeat, rinse your brush, and wipe. Don’t rub or press hard as you’ll push the paint into the paper.
The splatter and spraying technique was the most fun. Splatter is a great technique to use when wanting to create the illusion of depth and texture. I found a great website that shows you how to use all these fun techniques and a great reminder for my next lesson. I think I’m going to make my next card out of watercolor.
They are having a gallery show this Sunday. You should check them out if you on your way to the Oregon Coast. Variety of local artist, studio space for artist or students, and lots of art. Dots ‘N Doodle Art Supplies. The Grand Opening is this Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 1-4pm. The show is open to the community. Come and joint us: 303 Marine Drive Astoria, Oregon 97103.
Check out more about Jo: http://jopomeroycrockett.com/