"You'll often hear me chant variations of this phrase as I teach: we go from big to small -meaning bigger brush to small brush, loose to tight, light to dark. It's key to begin with joy and excitement, following a loose plan, and then allowing the piece to speak back to you where it wants you to go."
Watercolor painting tips:
- Go from big to a small brush
- Go from loose to tight moves
- Go from light to dark colors
"I was that quiet girl in the back of the class, nose deep in a sketchbook. Not much has changed since. At one point I had a creative burnout, but becoming a mom called me back to watercolor painting. I found myself again by combining art with my spiritual practice, and created "Watercolor Devo's." These works spurred me into working as a creative teacher and a full time artist."
How would you describe your watercolor style?
"I can't get away from the fun, bold or pink. A touch of vintage quirk or visual tension is often my focus as I'm working. But most of all, I like to bring the best of watercolor to the page--relishing in vibrant bleeds of bold hues."
You can find Amarylis's watercolor painting prints, books and other goodies on her website watercolordevo.com . Those who love all things watercolor or want to grow in their art will LOVE this guide to painting with watercolor! And it's FREE. watercolordevo.com/guide
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