Mary Pratt “Jelly Shelf” Print

When will Mary Pratt‘s “Jelly Shelf” painting be released as a high quality print? We already have one of her prints framed and mounted on a wall in our dining room area, and we love it. But we’ve been hoping to see the jars painting (as we’ve always called it) available as a print since we first saw it in person at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in 2005

Watercolour Painting – Week 3

We learned about tones (or values) in watercolour class this week, in addition to more techniques. Tones are variations in shading, from light to dark. It’s a simple concept, but its effect is startling when applied. Values can help you determine how much pigment to use (resulting in darker tones), along with what to highlight for depth and highlighting. The image below on the left is my first attempt at

Watercolour Painting – Week 2

In the the first week of watercolour painting we learned the basics of the equipment used and some techniques. This week we practiced the wet-in-wet techniques more: We did our first real painting that was based on a sketch that everyone followed. My first watercolour painting is titled A Distant City (7.5″ X 5.5″ on paper): Related Posts: – Watercolour Painting – Week 1 – Can The Art of Watercolour

Can The Art of Watercolour Painting Be Taught?

I’m taking Watercolour: Introductory Steps to Confident Watercolour Painting at the local community college next month. The instructor, Joan Gregory, describes the course as …the very fundamentals of watercolour painting. The 1st evening we will be discussing materials… and I do my best to make it as simple as possible… also without too many supplies… just basic… and then, if you fall in love with watercolour, you can add more