Showing posts with label watercolor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label watercolor. Show all posts

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Pintahan, Huntahan, Atbp.

One of my art works that I managed to sell!

It's been a year since my friends and I have created this small group that meets once a month to paint in watercolor. Our group meet just mostly consists of following some tutorials on youtube or a book, and then of course, as with all Filipino gatherings, sharing some food over merienda / gouter / snack.

Please visit my friend's instagram @baybayinart for some colorful stickers and videos on how to write in Baybayin (native Filipino script)

I've decided to make a grand gesture to celebrate these monthly art sessions that have stood the test of one year's time and created a facebook page for us. This is still in the works, but for now, I have decided (yes, it was just me who gutsily decided) to name our group page, Pintahan, Huntahan, Atbp.

Pintahan - painting
Huntahan - chatting, informal friendly talk, or even gossiping
Atbp. - etc.

My friend also sells her paintings and does commissions: @mhai_little_arts. Check out her beautiful collection of florals and landscapes.

I'm not really sure what I/we hope to attain in this group and page. We might even rename it in the future. But for now, we just want to have a rightful space on the net where we can post our works and sell them. And if you have the time, please do drop by and check it out.

I saw this somewhere on FB, and it's so true. If you know the original source, please let me know.


Thanks and have a lovely Sunday. :)

P. S.
To my loving friends who have shown their support by buying some of my paintings, however amateurish they are, I will never forget you. You are the loveliest people in the whole wide world! It gives me so much encouragement to continue my art works, and to keep on improving. Thank you so, so much! :)

Saturday, May 18, 2019

A Year in Watercolor Painting

I can't believe it's already been a year since I've ventured into watercolor painting. With the help of supportive group of friends and my family for inspiration, I am really quite happy with the improvements I've made over the course of a year...

My very first attempt at portrait painting in watercolor, which I made a couple of days ago.
Aside from organizing a monthly art session with my passionate group of friends, I've also decided to set aside a few hours a day to dedicate quality time to practice. And it really paid off, I think.

Gloomy clouds that I think, actually could use maybe some blues or purples to express more gloom
Over the course of the year, I have experimented with different kinds of paper, different brushes and different colors and brands. It was not very easy, and quite expensive. I will always be thankful to that very first painting book that I bought from a local author here in France (Marie Boudon) for giving that most useful tip of which brush to use for loose florals. It's my favorite brush of all time.

Some purple tulips loose florals
And I can't say enough how important the paper is. I now use the brand Arches because it holds a lot of water. But I guess, it really depends on what you want to paint. I find that after using Arches, I have become more flexible in using other types of paper. I can adapt the strength of the color and the amount of water to the type of paper I am using. I guess it also comes down to experience and practice. Speaking of which...

Saturday, December 22, 2018

December Watercolor Painting Updates

This week, I've been having an unexpectedly long weekend due to my sudden indisposition. And I finally found some time to brush up on my watercolor painting skills, while trying to rest. I thought I would make some paintings to give to family for Christmas. Painting is a kind of therapy and relaxation for me, so I thought, why not...

Some simple paintings of my version of Poinsettia wreaths to send to relatives
The calligraphy certainly needs improvement. This is just my natural handwriting. I haven't exactly been studying how to do this with a brush, or how to properly do calligraphy.