art books, Book review, watercolour

Book review- creative girl by Danielle Donaldson

I got this book for my birthday in November , but it didn’t come until this past week.

Although this book is primarily about water colours, there is mixed media too. Colour is explored, doodling, composition and visual tension. I have done two of the exercises and I found them enjoyable and most importantly, I have learned from them, almost immediately, which to me, makes this book valuable. ¬†I think it might be aimed at someone with some experience , as some things she talks about I’ve never heard of, although that just means I have to look them up! The section on supplies is helpful, and I have most of them, so probably others will too.

I recommend this book, it takes you to another world ūüôā






art books, colours, exercises,

Playing with water colours

I got a new book for my birthday, which arrived yesterday. It’s called “Creative Girl – mixed media techniques for an artful life”.¬†

Within it, was an exercise for your water colours. It said write the names of the colours down and put watercolour over them, and the other one was to do the same with random ones. Although for the second exercise I didn’t use enough water I think, I’m still pleased with what I learned, which was how much colour to put on your brush, and how the colours reacted with each other, and the combinations of colours and how they looked.¬†
See the picture below:

The top strip is exercise 1, number 2 below it.