Weber's Art Studio Blog — watercolor

How observant are we? A close up leaf exercise in water color.

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

It took about 2 months to complete this small painting, doing a little at a time each day.  I was finding it hard to get back into things as a stay at home/work from home Mom.  I decided to get my butt to my table and start small.....with an intricately difficult subject matter.. who does that?!  I enjoyed taking my time and truly observing that which I wanted to replicate.  Here is the progression.   Start of very light, making sure to leave white spaces for light.   Build up the colors & values slowly and carefully. I zoomed into the reference...

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Pumpkin Skulls, I Love October

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

I made time in the studio again while Little One napped.  I'm starting to feel like I should be doing something else less and less.  The floors can wait, the laundry is on, the family business is fine and I've showered :) This watercolor is of a pumpkin I sculpted with sugar style skulls all around it.  This one was a bit difficult.  I think it's because I enjoyed the drawing and was nervous about ruining it with the paint..I think I might have brought that on.  It's ok though, I love the process and the concentration.  I was working...

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Need some inspiration? Here's how to find some..

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

If you haven't followed our Instagram account, do it today.  Works in progress,  studio pics, inspirational & humorous quotes every day.  Also, Puppies!  @webersart   

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What do artists do when they feel lost or stuck? Read my fun solution here.

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

Artists can end up feeling stuck or lost, feelings that I believe everyone goes through. Maybe it’s the monotony of a job, tired of the same old routine or meloncholi weather. Whatever it is, it’s time to shake it up a bit! It’s important as adults to remember to have some play time, real play, not just going to a bar and gettin rowdy.  When’s the last time you did cartwheels  on the lawn or walked on your hands? When’s the last time you did a handstand against the wall? (If you’re a yogi, probably once a day 😆) I've...

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30 Days of Watercolor Portraits by d.Weber on Earth Wood & Bone's studio blog.

Posted by Debbie McCollum on

The only way to get better at something is to practice, over & over & over again.  My next 30 day challenge is 30 days of watercolor portraits. I started out strong this month with doing one a night, but as I moved along, a few of them took me 1 to 3 days to complete.  Then I took a few days off for medical/rest reasons and am finding it hard to get back into the swing of it.  BUT, I will push forward and get back to it because it is such an awesome experience.  Painting/drawing/sculpting, etc., can be...

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