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My Paint Palette

December 8th, 2013

I tried something new! Photography!!!! This is my watercolor palette. Basically three colors: red, yellow and blue. The water container is a candy jar with my apple watercolor printed on it and sold through my Zazzle Shop. I dug the paint out o... 

The Limited Palette

November 21st, 2013

All of my watercolors are done with the limited palette. I use three cool and three warm transparent colors of red, yellow and blue. From these I can mix any shade or hue of color. The spectrum is limitless and I love the control and freedom this ... 

Irises in a Vase Watercolor

November 21st, 2013

This watercolor taught me a lot! First of all the size I chose is extremely hard to position on cards and most products. It is long and narrow. I chose to paint flowers because that subject matter has always been a 'stretch' for me and I needed to... 

My limited Palette of Watercolors

November 21st, 2013

This is my actual palette I use to paint all my watercolor paintings. I bought a cheap Prang double paint set. Dug out the prong colors… washed it up good. Then put in my 6 colors of two reds, two blues and two yellows. Then mixed up a warm black... 

If you want to follow the progression from beginning sketch to finished watercolor, I have a FacebookPage you can "like" and see the latest development on my current painting. I use the limited palette of colors. i.e. red, yellow and blue. From th... 

The Limited Palette

June 13th, 2013

Painting with the limited palette of three primary colors is the easiest for me as a watercolorist. I can control what every shade and hue. By using transparent watercolor primaries, it allows me to 'remove' paint I am not happy with ... with the e... 

LouAnn and Pete

July 9th, 2012

LouAnn and Pete was a commissioned watercolor that was extremely fun to create. Pete, the golden labrador, is seeming to 'say'.... "oh, keep doing that and don't stop!".... OR "Mom! you are embarrassing me!" We will never know his thoughts, but I t... 

"Missouri Fox Trotter" was specifically created for a silent auction to raise funds for the people in Haiti. The Mission Festival will occur on June 3, 2012 at the Wayzata Community Church in Wayzata, MN. 10:00 a.m. This original watercolor painti... 


March 22nd, 2010

The Pittmans' and their dog 'lil Bit, was a commissioned portrait done with the limited palette of three primary colors. The original was 16x20.