My geese love to sit under the pink roses in their pen. They were picking lightly at the ground around the flowers like they were tending them.
Sam is lost in the blooms, and Titus is 'sniffing' them!
I made this articulated paper dog quite a few months ago. He's painted with acrylic paint. This is a fun project to do, and would be a blast for kids. Simply draw out an animal with all his parts separate and paint them. Then cut out the parts. Make a hole through the parts and the body where they attach and put a little brad through the hole. You can hang it from a string or play with it like a puppet. I made his bottom jaw move too.
This is not a good photo, but I've been working on learning watercoloring, so I'm making more of these puppets for my Etsy shop.
Some things I have found out by trying to learn how to use watercolors:
There are as many ways of painting with watercolors as there are people who use them. I have looked at a few magazines and books-all the so called rules can be tweaked or broken or adapted to your own style. It's really a matter of personal taste, and your own artistic leaning.
I've seen super 'sloppy' looking paintings that are just beautiful, and super precise paintings that are gorgeous. I love all the styles. I think the contemporary watercolor art that you can find at Etsy is fun-I love the stories that you can see in the paintings.
But I also love pure realistic painting, and I have found that there is where I need to practice, because what I want to do in the end, is to let my own style show. But first I have put some time into the work of simple painting-just experimenting with how the water and paint work on paper. It's fascinating, and a world of difference from acrylic paint. There are exasperating times of waiting for the paint to dry before you can do anything else-and the colors change a little when the paint is dry. It's hard to cover mistakes-it's not that way with acrylics or oils.
So eventually I'll show more of my work-it's not very good-but it's been so much fun!