Here's a peek at one of the workshops I took at 21 Secrets!
the watercolor set-up you've seen many times
writing with a calligraphy pen and J. Herbin inks
I'm teaching at the spring 21 secrets workshop, and I'm a student too! So here's me diving into one of the workshops! I started with Silky Hart's Paint Writing Workshop.
I painted three 9x12" watercolor pages using the techniques Silky describes in her workshop. I love that these look very different (to me) than what I usually do with watercolors. There is underwriting and different types of brush work that create a really different look.
I tried to work with colors that were more pale, but everything morphs back to vivid at some point! I find it almost impossible to create a pale page... but I like that Silky suggested just picking colors you like, not worrying about the selection. Your colors have to go together right?
inspired by the Painting Words workshop by Silky Hart at 21 Secrets!
There's another phase to the workshop, so this is a work-in-process.
I repeated the lyrics to Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfeld over + over; a song that I find inspiring. I found that writing the same phrase let me focus only on that phrase the way I was wrote the letters. This is writing to create texture. Writing blocks like these coul be graphic elements on an art journal page...