Playing With Gouache

Gouache underwater scene painting
I recently created a gouache palette by mixing white paint with my tube watercolor paints. Initially, it was my intent just to use the paints to add small opaque details to watercolor pieces. Then, after creating the mixes, I decided…

Waterlily #1–100 Day Project

Waterlily Watercolor Illustration
First waterlily design of 100 Day Project 2021. A simple watercolor and ink top-down view with a blossom and lily pads.

Creating a Custom Gouache Palette

I’ve been learning watercolor for a year now and I’ve been wanting to experiment with gouache and it’s opacity. I enjoy the transparency and delicacy of watercolor, but I like the idea of layering light values onto dark as opposed…

Inktober 2020

Inktober is an annual event open to the public. Anyone who wants to practice ink drawing can create a drawing a day (or less) during the month of October and share their work on social media, adding a few key…

Case for Making Watercolors

Case for Making is an art supply shop in San Francisco that makes hand crafted watercolors. I recently purchased a custom selection of half pans and a petite metal travel palette. I was inspired by some of their unique colors…

Back Raised Garden

The back raised garden had a few large shrubs when I arrived–some were bare and one looked a bit sad with droopy dark green leaves. A deciduous fern was fading late in the season and there was a layer of…

Courtyard Garden

When I arrived, the courtyard garden was overly crowded and a bit of a mess. A couple plants dominated the space, making it feel heavy and dark. I’m intent on creating a woodland garden with dappled light–something to provide shade…