Wednesday, August 31, 2022


 Decided to take a few online courses through  The courses are full of good information, videos, extra printouts, etc., and are very inexpensive.  One drawback = they are all in Spanish (so far) with subtitles or English overdubbing.  You get used to it and I have taken 2 and am in a third right now - all to help with watercolor portraits.  We’ll see how it goes.  

So far, I’ve finished a course by Sol Barrios, who taught us how to use watercolor and graphite pencil for portraits and painting very lightly, layering the color.  I did okay with the portrait she used in the course, but then tried one of my granddaughter and really got too heavy-handed so add to add watercolor pencils to it.  

Then I tried again and did better.  As with every new way of doing something, you have to practice.  I think I need to go back into the 2nd granddaughter version around the eyes and make them pop more.

At least, these are interesting and I learn something from them - and it makes me get into my little art room and do something.

Sunday, August 7, 2022


 It’s hot and humid.  The news is not good, there is nothing much I want to do so…

going to take a break until September, I think (unless my painting muse returns from her sabbatical!!). 

I appreciate all the comments on my post and apologize for not doing the same for you on your recent posts (there are some blogs I cannot post on for some strange reason - it keeps asking me to sign in, which I do, then it leads me to the comment section and I try to comment and it tells me I don’t have permission and need to sign in with Google - a loop that gets me nowhere - I’m sure it’s just a google glitch and will fix itself someday).