I'll be doing another workshop next week! Slots still available for this one. :) We'll be going over watercolor basics and doing 5 or more flowers and leaves. So exciting! 😄😄😄 #watercolorbcd#watercolorph#watecoloristph
Done with my #artdropday drops! A little sprinking of art for fellow Bacolod peeps. ❤ This activity was sooo much fun! Best part of today? Unexpectedly bumping into fellow artdropper @iamanikamarie at one of the sites. Haha 😂 #artdropday#dropartnotbombs#watercolorbcd
Just two colors to make a myriad of greens. 😍 Ultramarine and Hansa Yell. Med. with a swipe of Goethite for the tree trunks, that's it! I'm kinda liking this method, it saves me from color overwhelm (but not from paint hoarding, I'm afraid 😂).
The earth laughs in flowers! 🌹
Spent yesterday afternoon teaching young ladies (and some gents) easy watercolor florals and greens. 😊 Crazy fun! I kinda lost my voice with all the talking! haha. I had 22 students 😥 Good think I had help from my workshop assistant @br.aza 😊. Thank you AJ and fam for having us! The best hosts, evar!! 😙
-Materials c/o Oki Doki Crafts and Make Arts and Crafts
-Venue setup by Giggle Bugs Gifts and Parties.
Done and over with! 😄 Here are all 31 entries for my Skies of July challenge. ⚠Long read ahead!
I honestly could not be any happier that this challenge is over! The goal was to get faster at painting and better at skies, and somehow, i did. :) I noticed my paintings at the end of the month weren't as overworked compared to the early ones. My trees and structures looked better, too! Yay added bonus! 😁 What i did NOT expect though, was to get bored halfway through the month. 😞😅 Due in large part to my schedule. I never seem to have the time to capture the more interesting skies of sunsets and daybreak. I got stuck at the 5-5:30pm mark. 😂 July was also gloomy and rainy so I have a lot of grey skies making it feel monotonous. But despite my disinterest, I forced myself to finish one each and every day, to sit my butt down and paint no matter what im feeling. Test of patience and determination, indeed! 😑 Kinda like life, right? We expect glorious sunsets but get rainy skies instead. We don't always get what we expect yet somehow we find ourselves still working, moving forward. I guess that's my biggest takeaway in this challenge, apart from the improvement of skills, it's GRIT. Plain and simple. 😊 Now that my time with these postcards are over, Im moving on to bigger pieces for something big this November! 😁 Wish me luck!
Oh, and I hope everybody gets to flex their grit muscles, too! 😂😁 #worldwatercolormonth#worldwatercolorgroup
It's been overwhelming these past few weeks for me and its been more than a week since I last held my brush. I miss painting so much. 😭 Figured I needed a breather from all the studying so, I painted and this is my idea of a lavender field. Painting lang muna for now. Will visit a real one pretty soon. 🙏
Good times. ❤
Art Tambay with the Tampisaw Watercolor Painters, July 22, 2017, Flibby's Cupcakes. 😊
I wish I had painted a cupcake, too. 😕 I was too busy painting and talking to notice that almost everybody painted their dessert. 😂 Missing Tey, Ms. Jen and Steph!
Posting my skies for July 7 to 10. I swear I painted these on their respective dates. hehe 😊 Had a bit of help on that July 8 sunset. Funny story, after our art tambay i was so exhausted I decided to take a 20min nap around 5pm hoping to catch the sunset by 6. But when i woke up it was totally dark, heck it was 7:30pm! I slept thru the alarm. 😨 i had to crowdsource from my friends hoping somebody, somehow, had a picture of the sky (OF THAT SAME DAY for crissakes!!) What are the odds of that?! Hahaha. Very luckily my friend Angela's friend had taken this picture at the Bredco Port! I had to borrow it. 😆 I was extremely grateful, to say the least. 😂 and so relieved! So far I haven't missed a day.
Whew. Swipe left for solo pics. 😉
I've tried painting other flowers before but never a rose. To be honest, I'm intimidated to paint it (except the loose floral ones) because I find its petals very complex and delicate. This is actually a first for me.
So, last night, I finally decided to give it a try. Determined to prove something to myself, I just dived in and enjoyed painting this for 2 hours. How could something like this take too long to finish? Haha. Well, that's just the way it is in watercolor. You just have to enjoy the water ride. 😄😎 Realization: Sometimes the bravest thing to do is to jump into something we are not familiar with. Its either we enjoy the ride or we learn from our mistakes. Eitherway, its a win-win situation.😉 PS.
Im joining the #escodacontest and this is my entry. To have an @escoda_brushes is a dream come true. Please help me make my dream come true by liking this post. Thank you! 😘🙏
"Life isn't about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself."
July is World watercolor month. And I feel guilty for being unable to acknowledge it 😂 it was the first of july when I got my new watercolor, and that was the best way to start the month!!! well... Enough of those regrets. 😂 better late than never. 😝 i'll be trying my best to paint using watercolor everyday. for this month 😉
Here's the process I did with this rose.
Watercolor is all about layers and lots of patience. I painted this rose for two hours with breaks in between. Having timeouts will give us a moment to relax our hand, mind and eyes. After that moment, we will have a fresh look at our subject and make corrections if needed to improve our work.
Sometimes, we lose interest on our painting or craft because we forget to give ourselves some time to pause. Its the same with working ourselves too hard and we get exhausted at some point until we just couldn't take it. We've had similar experiences for sure, but I hope this will not discourage us from pursuing our dreams and goals.
Now, its time to pick up that brush and start painting. ...
Forgot to post my sugarcane truck painting. Finished a few weeks ago. Im happy with how this turned out, despite the overworked mountains. 😕 Anyway, im actually showing you guys the "stars" behind my paintings. This is my process, of sorts. I always have a photo reference. Like 100% of the time. I cant draw without one, i swear. Sadly, Im not one of those artists who can draw from imagination. I manage because I use a grid as a guide for proportion, a greyscale photo for value-checking, I swatch my paints esp the greens because i premix. And I erase. A LOT. Hahaha. Im chummy with my kneaded eraser. 😂 It honestly takes me quite a while to finally get the under drawing right. Ive heard a lot of artists saying that one should paint spontaneously and freely, and I admire that. But Im also ok with the fact that Im not on that level yet. So far away from it, actually. Haha. But I am moving. Slow but moving is still my mantra. Its so easy to feel "small" amidst all the amazing works being posted on IG, but I am trusting MY process. That thru practice I will get there, however long it takes. 😊 And I hope so will the rest of us aspiring artists/watercolorists.
Hahaha di naman obvious na passionate ako sa wc, noh? 😂
"Forget about being an expert or a professional and wear your amateurism on your sleeve! Share what you love and the people who love the same things will find you." Austin Kleon, Share Your Work.
Grateful for the amazing first half of 2017. So many discoveries and new like-minded friends. 😊 Im ready for the second half now. 😆
-Paintings are skies no.1 and no.2 of my #skiesofjuly challenge.
July is World Watercolor Month! 😄 In celebration, Im embarking on my first ever personal wc project. So... the plan is to paint the sky every single day on a postcard for the whole month of July, hence #skiesofjuly .😶 If I complete all 31 days, Im having them framed together. Fingers-crossed I dont miss a day. 😊 Goal is to be more adept at capturing skyscapes and to paint faster. Feel free to join me! #skiesofjuly#worldwatercolormonth#worldwatercolorgroup
Gave our new chinese watercolor papers a test run. Surprisingly good considering its price. 😍 Works best when taped down though. 🤓 10x15", 20pcs per pack. P225. Limited stocks only. Hope you can drop by the store! #okidokicrafts#watercolorbcd#watercolorph
Catching up on my leaf journal. 😊 Too bad I wasnt able to paint the leaf while it was still fresh. 😞 It was this amazing blend of pink and green. I tried to recall the colors best i could. 😶Locals call it the Variegated Lampunaya. 🐛
Art tambay last Saturday. 😁 Yay for new faces! Bacolod keeps on surprising me with the number of watercolor junkies it has been hiding! haha 😂 It was an artsy afternoon peppered with off-beat convos on missing gem stones, indie films, surgery music, opm, and highschool art achievements. hahaha 😂😂😂 Weirdest convo flow ever but we all got along really well. Cheers to more art tambays, guys! See you soon! Special thanks to Doc Sugar for the Peerless samples. 😚 #instaxph
Full pans or half pans? That is the question.🤔🤓
When i was starting out with brush calligraphy I prefered halfpans coz they're so cute to look at and i had a grand time arranging them in my tin case. They look like candy! 😂 and i was using small brushes at the time so it wasnt a problem. Buuut when i got into landscapes and bigger pieces, i made the switch to fullpans. I use several big brushes that couldnt even fit the HPs. I had trouble picking up paint. What i do is squeeze paint on one side of the FP and let it dry. That gives me space to just drag a bit of paint to the side and load my brush with it. 😄 this saves me time from going back and forth from the pan to my mixing plate. Swipe to see what I mean. 😆
FPs do take up a bit of space on my palette but im used to it. 😅 But that's just me. It all boils down to your personal preference, right? What works for you, works for you. 😊
P.S. I still have fun arranging and re-arranging all the HPs i used to have.
I always paint out. 😊 I've somehow overcome my shyness because I found out that nobody really bothers me when i paint. i get a few curious looks but nothing more.😊 So far I haven't had a bad experience with it. 😅Im always on the lookout for a cute new cafe or resto to art tambay in. Hence, my "art bitbit" haha or "art baon" as like to call my supplies. These are the absolute basics. I carry in a canvas tote (this is by my artist friend @iamanikamarie) the ff.
1. Watercolors, of course. Squeezed into fullpans. The lid is my mixing plate. 😁 I use Daniel Smith, Winsor&Newt., and M.Graham paints. Discussing on a separate post. 😉
2. Watercolor Papers. I carry Arches Postcards and a Khadi WC book. And lots of scrap wc papers for swatching. 😜
3. Brushes! TIP: always count the no. of brushes you have before and after a painting session so you dont leave any. 😫
4. Pencil case. Designed by my wc idol Anina Rubio. 😊
5. Tissue! I clip them for weight. I dont want them flying around.
6. Masking Tape for borders.
7. Watercup. I NEVER use the cafe's drinking glasses, ever. For sanitary and health reasons. 😅 Also, avoid plastic disposables because they're flimsy and easily toppled.
So there you have it, my basics. Not a lot, huh? :) Does anybody else carry around a kit like this? I would love to see it! Or if you can suggest something I could add to my kit that would be much appreciated. 😊 #mywatercolorjourney#watercolorbcd#watercolorph#stalkingpalettes#watercoloristph#daretoshareigchallenge#theartsybunch