Brenda Ponnay instruct attendees at the last Craft Cabinet on watercolor technique, but I was too busy running around refilling water bowls to have one moment to sit down and really play myself. But between listening to Brenda instruct, and seeing Taylor and Syd work with the medium with my Mother In Law (who by the way is a very talented artist), I got the general jest of what I was supposed to do. You can visit the Craft Cabinet blog for a great tutorial Brenda and Jules wrote, outlining how to watercolor in 6 easy steps. Yesterday I used a combination of Brenda’s technique of first wetting the paper with water before applying color, and I also just applied water to the palette and applied color directly. I can’t really say I love one technique over the other, I suppose it’s personal preference. For supplies you do want to get actual watercolor paper, as the colors and water just work better instead of sopping up regular paper. For palettes and brushes you can certainly get fancy ones, but I just used the Artist Loft series from Michael’s and the brushes were $2.99 and the palettes were $4.99. For my still life inspiration I used this lovely orchid I picked up at Trader Joe’s last week. Leslie Sherwing’s pieces she doodles out like it ain’t no thang. Something to definitely aspire to!A Creative Mint
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