Friday, February 1

Paint watercolor with me...


A special little gift for a very special piano teacher~
(I always begin my paintings with a quick pencil sketch)


We forgot to bring her gift before Christmas...
Forgot it the week after New Year's...
(Lay down a few highlights, adds interest and weight)


Then it was too late to bring a Christmas-themed gift~
Most people had their decorations packed!
(Paint the brightest tones in first, adding a touch of
clear water to create the perfect highlight)


I looked for a new gift with a music theme...
Feeling horrible to be so late sharing a gift with someone so special!
(Begin adding deeper tones and blend with the beginning colors)


Nothing "looked like her..."
(Don't forget to leave a little white spot to capture the
perfect twinkle in his eye!)


I know she loves birds!
I know she loves music!
(Add a few shadow washes under the wing,
down the tail with a deeper red to plump your friend)


The sweetest little black frame with delicate flourish~
Brings her little painting to life!
(Always sign your artwork... it's from your heart!)

It's never to late to find the perfect way to say 
Thank you!

I will be coming up with a new little giveaway~
My way of saying Thank You, to all of you!

10 comments:

Tammy Fry said...

That is beautiful, she is going to LOVE it.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Lovely- and I like the comments and techniques. Thank you.

marie said...

This is so sweet!
I so wish I could paint watercolor with you...I would love tolearn how!
Have a lovely day!!

shabby girl said...

What a special gift! And how nice of you to give us a lesson!

Smiley said...

That will be one happy piano teacher! Such a sweet and thoughtful gift . . . this most certainly doesn't surprise me, coming from you!

Smiles and Blessings!
Deb oxo

Magpie's Mumblings said...

She must be a special piano teacher and I know she will treasure this wee picture.

Sweet William Primitives said...

A lovely gift!

Mandy Brissi said...

So cuuuuute! <3

Tammie Lee said...

ah, such a sweet little bird. loved seeing the steps you took to make this.

VintageBettys said...

That is adorable! I would love to learn how to do watercolors :) ..you are so good at it:)