Definition: Aggregate is a collection of items that are gathered together to form a total quantity.

The fleeting moments of knowledge in which we discover our existence are facts that can be committed to memory. We can enlarge this aggregate memory and refashion it as we go through a lifetime. By saving these memories on paper and reconstructing the images of our lives. We see the art of our lives unfolding before us.

Face the brilliance of your most wonderful creations and dwell on your dreams.
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Artistcellar Bright & Airy

Hello Creatives.....
Sarinda here for you mid week muse and a quick watercolor tutorial. I will be using Yupo Paper.... You will be amazed with what this paper will do for watercolors.
Here is what you will need:

Step 1: Mix an orange color that you like in the pallet add a large circle a bit left of center of your Yupo Paper. Notice how the watercolor will pool in areas. This is the magic of this paper.

Step 2: Mix a green yellow. I added just a touch of grey to mute the brightness. I also will use a scrap of Yupo paper to test the color on.

Step 3: Add a grey blue to the center of the circle and to the right of the circle. Note that I leave some white space on my paintings. I feel this adds interest and breathing room to a watercolor. Sometimes I can over work an area and this is how I keep myself from doing so.

Step 4: Add a muted purple to the far left side. Then I was able to add more color to the center of the circle. Just play and have fun. I love how the paper keeps the brush strokes and pools in other places.

Step 5: I added some quick graphite markings to the circle and dots.

Step 6: Lay the stencil on top of the dry watercolor and add Pan Pastels in grey and brown to the sides of the circle. I also took my Pitt pen in "S" to darken just some of the lines and dots. Spray Workable Fixative and let dry. This helps prevent the Pan Pastels from smudging.

Step 7: Frame and enjoy-!!
These would make great gifts for the Holidays and do not take much time to create.

Stay Warm-

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  1. That is gorgeous ! Indeed a lovely X-mas present !
    Corrie x

  2. Love this piece of art, and am amazed by your using a stencil to create part of it! Totally unexpected!