"Because watercolor actually moves on the paper, it is the most active of all mediums, almost a performance art."
This week in For the Painter #18...
1. What I learned from One Year of Watercolor Painting
"Embrace the mistakes and failures because they are valuable learning lessons."
In this 8-minute video, Brandon Schaefer, an accomplished oil painter, shares five things he learned from one year of watercolor painting in sketchbooks.
2. Comparing Orange Pigments
"...it’s currently autumn, and pumpkin everything is everywhere, so who can resist orange? I’ll compare and explore common orange watercolors below..."
In this blog post, Tonya from Scratchmade Journal compares eight different orange watercolor paints. Orange is a color that can quickly become dull and heavy. If you love painting with the color orange, this article should help you find the perfect shade.
3. Call to Artists: TWSA Exhibition
The Transparent Watercolor Society of America is holding its 46th Annual Exhibition. The prospectus is online, and entries will be accepted November 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022.
As the name implies, TWSA is dedicated to transparent watercolor. On their website, TWSA defines what makes a painting transparent, and therefore eligible for the exhibition.
4. Art Together on Tuesday
Art Together is a focused (and fun) painting time, live on Zoom, facilitated by me. The next session is Tuesday, Nov 9 at 8 AM Pacific / 11 AM Eastern.
Pumpkin Sketch in progress from a few years back
Have a great week that's filled with pumpkins, spice, and everything nice!