Week 29: Tulip, by Sunnyside

This is another beginner tutorial at Anna Mason’s membership site. I will definitely try this one again after lots of practice on how to do those fine directional marks. She makes it look easy…but, of course, it is not! Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Endre Penovác: ‘Miracle on Paper’

“The way of watercolor painting is like our world. The predictable, plannable and the unpredictable, unexpected happenings make [the painting] complete. Therefore, I apply watercolor technique in a way that allows paint and water to create miracles on the paper. Man, too, is like this, a merger of sense and sensibility.”  Endre Penovác Who Is…

Week 10: It’s a Pear! by Sunnyside

First Watercolor Tutorial Free tutorial by Anna Mason. I followed pretty closely, except I drew free hand, not with outline. This lesson was LOTS of fun….although she moves too fast and uses brushes that were not on the materials list. Taking a proper photograph is not easy – must learn. The original really doesn’t look…

Frances Hodgkins: Maori woman and child (1900)

Frances Mary Hodgkins (1869-1947) is arguably New Zealand’s leading expatriate artists. Her works capture the spirit of an era greatly influenced by Impressionism and the beginnings of en plein air painting, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism and two World Wars. Source: Jonathan Grant Gallery Click For Enlarged Detail Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside Video: Jonathan Grant Gallery Details…

Endre Penovác: Silence

  “The way of watercolor painting is like our world. The predictable, plannable and the unpredictable, unexpected happenings make it complete. Therefore, I apply watercolor technique in a way that allows paint and water to create miracles on the paper.” Endre Penovác   ***all image copyrights belong to artist and/or owner Thanks for Visiting! 🙂…

Sister From The Order Of The Pre-Raphaelites

Lately, I have been delving into the lives of some of the talented women surrounding the Pre-Raphaelite movement, both artists and models, so I am delighted to re-blog this poem by Gwendrina. Published at The Peaceful Pub, “Sister From The Order Of The Pre-Raphaelites” is a poem about “a fictitious member of the group based…

Edouard Vuillard: Deux Femmes dans Interieur (1892)

From the collection of Berkshire Museum Edouard Vuillard, “Two women in an interior”. Watercolor over pencil and paper. Not dated.Christies, “A very rare Nabis watercolor is very complete, in very good condition and is a desirable subject for Vuillard’s early years (his mother and his sister).   Signed and indistinctly dedicated lower right.    …

John La Farge: Nocturne (c.1885)

Nocturne A founder and leader of the American watercolor movement by the late 1870s, La Farge used the medium to make studies for illustrations and decorative projects, to record his travels, and to paint exquisite floral still-life exhibition pieces. This sheet typifies those still lifes in its quiet mood, its nuanced handling of the medium,…

Firdawsi: Gayumarth from the Shahnameh, mid 16th century Iran

 What is the Shahnameh? “The seminal work of Persian literature is the Shahnameh, an epic poem that recounts the history of pre-Islamic Persia or Iranshahr (Greater Iran). The Shahnameh contains 62 stories, told in 990 chapters with 50,000 rhyming couplets. It is divided into three parts—the mythical, heroic, and historical ages. Written in modern Persian,…