Monday, August 22, 2011

WATERCOLOR INFORMATION - PRICELESS AND FREE!

If you are interested in learning more about watercolor:  the colors you choose; the differences between transparent, semi-transparent, opaque, and gouache; what makes a warm or cool color; all that good stuff!!  Then hop over to Maggie Latham's posts about it and learn.  She's sharing a lot of good information there and it's priceless - and it's free!!  Thanks, Maggie. 

Anyone who's beginning in watercolor, or those who needs a refresher - or those of us who are color geeks and, until we learned better, had to have every single tube put out by a manufacturer (meaning me!) - will gain a lot by reading this post! 

Don't you just love how artists are willing to share their hard-earned knowledge and special insights with all of us, and all we have to do is spend a little bit of time reading, looking and trying it out (remember, you aren't going to become good just reading and watching - you gotta get those brushes in the water and paint and then onto the paper!).

Have a colorful day - and thank an artist today!



8 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Thanks Rhonda, I will check out Maggie's blog.

hw (hallie) farber said...

Thanks--an interesting site; I signed on as a follower. I will soon be spending all day just reading blogs.

Irina said...

Rhonda, thank you for the link, I like Maggie's posts very much.
I wanted to add that genius invented the "Blogs I follow" link with thumbnails on the sides of our blogs. I found so many treasures, friends, inspirations there. So thanks to "Blogger", too.

Maggie Latham said...

Hi Rhonda, Thank you so much for the mention, and imagine my surprise! Being self taught in watercolour, I have been ever thankful to the artists who gave of there time and experience to me over the years, so always feel it is important to give back to others. I will be writing more about colour over the coming months. I do hope you are feeling better.

AutumnLeaves said...

Well, let me just thank YOU Rhonda!

Pam Johnson Brickell said...

Thank you so for your sharing heart!

Carol Flatt said...

You are exactly right, Rhonda! I have been grateful for the gems of information and examples that have come from many blogs. I think this is especially important if you live in a rural environment where opportunities for workshops are limited. These online tutorials provided by generous, sharing artists have been a lifesaver in many instances.

RH Carpenter said...

I'm glad this peaked so many people's interest. There is a world of information out there but, as one who has taken lessons and workshops locally (from Sandy Maudlin, Ken Landon Buck, Deb Ward, Carin Hebenstreit and Charles Frymer) as well as workshops around the U.S. (from Janet Rogers, Carol Carter and Nick Simmons) and a few online courses (from Susie Short, Johannes Vluthuis and Suzanne McDermott), I know the people who work through all the lesson plans, tutorials and critiques for online courses have to be the most motivated and organized people I've known. So again, kudos to all the teachers out there! May we always find a good one when one is needed :)