Hello my friends, so glad you made it here. I know poppies are probably a better subject during memorial day, but somehow the inspiration comes, so I decided to go ahead and do a paint along. I do have that artist temperament as I speak of it often in my video, got an idea in my head and don’t know how to get rid of it. So for you information, I am writing longer blog post, feel free to skip over it or just read it here and there, my daughter challenged me to do more than 700 words has to do with Google search, so don’t be offended that I go on and on. I happened to have a gift of talking too much, so I will just talk about many things here, don’t worry I will never quiz you on what I wrote.
First let me give you some of the color I used: Cadmium Red Medium and a touch of Alizarin Crimson for the poppies petal, with a slight touch of yellow to brighten the red up. Crimson is used for the outline too. If you don’t have those color, use a medium or brighter red, then a darker red, or you can even mix in a drop of black into your red to make it darker. Let me know if you would like me to do a video of some of the good paint palettes you can get out there. I know Daniel Smith watercolor is an investment, I collected many of them through the years as an artist, and frankly I don’t even spend much money, this is my only vice that I can think of for now, maybe more will show up, I just forget them. Other than that, I use my standard color for greens, Indigo, Perylene green, sap green and some light yellow ( cadmium yellow light). Mix them up or drop them in, watch the video and that is about it. Please forgive me if I forgot to mention any others, but you will do well if you have some blue green, light green and yellow to mix for your green stuff. Please let me know if you like to talk about watercolor paint, actually please just write me a comment I would love to hear from you and be friends.
My other daughter Elissa wrote a book, she is the one in Texas. Her book is now in Amazon ready for pre order, so of course I want to say something about it, like a review if I may. since they won’t let her mom at this point write a review on amazon, so here is my honest opinion. I think it is a very fun book for teenager audience, sort of like Harry Potter. since there are just not enough good teenage books out there, sadly to say. I love books and love to read a good book. Reading enlightens our minds, give our mind a chance to imagine, it is a very good thing. The book is about ghost ( but maybe), and good people vs bad. It is very engaging, somehow she knows how to lead the reader into wanting to find out more what is going to happen, and that is fun. I read the first half of the book in a week or so, and the last half in one night, so I would call that a page turner. I am very proud she did that, this really is her first book, she had published articles here and there through the years. She is quite young around 30 years of age. The book is also very clean, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to anyone. If you like to let your children or grand children have a chance to read, then leave me a comment I think she offers discounts. I think Kindle is just as good for the above mentioned creative mind process. Ok I really didn’t tell you much about the book, let me try hard. So under some corrupt authorities, people are rebelling from the unrighteous punishment of being able to communicate with the ghost. The ghost are very bad, but somehow some people can communicate with them and they will be sorely punished. So a group of good people decided to fight the ghosts and get rid of them???? So this book is about the journey and adventures. It’s a fun book, don’t worry just read it, you will have fun. And we will love you for supporting us, her. and don’t forget to be friends, and leave me comments. I love people who wants to learn art, it’s exciting and we need each other’s support. I am willing to share with you and hope you are not shy to share with me your progress, as you progress so will I, we can learn from each other.
Amazon link for her book : https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09GMZFWTJ
Thank you again, like I said, just read here and there unless you really like to read what I have to say. See you soon. I have lots of ideas, but love to hear yours and your need in painting. BYE for now. love, Kathy
Here is a drawing that I promised! Have fun!!!