Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tuesday Tips & Techniques for Watercolor Painting

Work Vertical 

Have you ever tried working vertical while creating a watercolor painting?

It's not impossible.

If it scares you, go for the abstract look to try it out.

Tape your watercolor to a board, prop it up on an easel and paint away with no worries or cares!

Work wet into wet.
Splatter on some color.
Spray on a bit of water.

Yes, the colors will drip and blend one into another.

Give it a try, you may be pleased with the results.

Normally, watercolor is painted on a flat surface or a slightly tilted surface, working vertically with the board literally straight up and down can be a challenge.  The reason being, you're working with water and it drips.  I have done several vertical abstracts that have turned out really well.  I love them.

I have been thinking of trying a more detailed landscape or maybe buildings will working vertically.  Could be fun.  Could have a very interesting and unique look.

If you have given it a try ... I want to see your results!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

For the Love of Mah Jongg

Mahjong Tiles
by Artist Rita A. Squier

This is the second painting in my Mahjong Series!

It is currently available in my Squier Etsy shop as an ACEO print.  A fine art giclee print.

Mahjong, Mah Jong, Mah Jongg ... I love this game!

Hope you love the prints of my new watercolor.
Soon it will be available as 5x7, 8x10 and 9x12 prints.  And post cards too!

Can't wait for the post cards to come back from the printers.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Mahjong Postcard

I have had my Mahjong 2013 watercolor painting turned into postcards.  I love it!

I will be soon be selling them through my own website and a few are currently available in my Squier Etsy shop.

These are awesome!
Excellent quality.

I would love to wholesale both my postcards & prints, if you're interested, contact me.  Thanks.


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