Join me and an amazing lineup of 26 gifted and inspiring art-teaching cohorts for Make Create Express 2023-2024. learn more about Make Create Express HERE (watch the video and click the links to learn about Make Create Express, the FREE weekend retreat, or both!) It’s going to be a magical creative time together. We’re startingContinue reading “Make Create Express 2023”
Author Archives: denadraws
Which Red, Which Yellow, Which Blue?
Which red yellow and blue paint make the ideal starter mixing group if you are starting in oil or acrylic?
Watercolor Basics: How to Neutralize Color with Three Colors – CMY color palette
In this lesson, we’ll learn how to get neutral and subtle color – starting with just THREE specific colors. Paint with nuance now!
Watercolor Basics: How to Mix Bright Color with Three Colors – CMY color palette
In this lesson, we’ll learn how to get bright and bold transparent color – starting with just THREE specific colors. What are they? Let’s take a look here:
New Work: Chipmunk Watercolor and Gouache
The loose and fast fungi sketches of October have led me to a lot of passion about the forest floor – a pull in another landscape direction from the vast and spatial. Here’s what’s new: A detailed and lovingly painted rendition of a Chipmunk in gouache and transparent watercolor. The colors are carefully selected toContinue reading “New Work: Chipmunk Watercolor and Gouache”
My unofficial month of mushrooms marches on! I love these new(ish) gray microns SO much, but I grabbed the wrong one in the light gray for this piece, a thicker 05. The hatching isn’t making me happy – but SO WHAT? It’s a small sketch in a small moleskine for a daily drawing prompt. ShowingContinue reading “Inktober #2”
Congratulations and More
First off, I am honored to congratulate Toni K, the winner of the free spot in PYHAS – it was SO fun seeing all the different entries and I want to thank each and every one of you for stopping by the blog and taking the time to answer. I’ll be making some more funContinue reading “Congratulations and More”
Hello Wonderful Creatives!
I’m so excited to finally let the news out – that I’m going to be one of the instructors in the amazing year-long course called Paint Your Heart and Soul 2023. I’m especially thrilled to be a part of PYHaS2023, because I love to be part of this great team so much! With at leastContinue reading “Hello Wonderful Creatives!”
New Works Available – Preview
New works will be available this Sunday – I’m so happy to share this collection with you!Follow me on Facebook so you can request a tag and an invite to the event. More info about each work follows! “Morning Maps”18x24x.78 inchesAcrylic on Cradled Hardboard “Murmurations”8x10x.75 inchesAcrylic on Cradled Hardboard “Sliding Up”12x12x.75 inchesAcrylic on Cradled HardboardContinue reading “New Works Available – Preview”
The Last Museum
My last museum outing? Before *gestures at everything* I had a great day with my father in law at the small, quirky, and absolutely hidden-gem level of beautiful Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis. This was in September of 2019. My 2020 started in 2019, as I spent the year stumbling toward a big surgeryContinue reading “The Last Museum”