Painting of the Week

Painting of the Week – Electric Light Orchestra

Intensity of a Color

Intensity of a Color

This summer I won a set of QoR watercolors from Golden Paints as a merchandise award for my painting Grand Entrance at the Red River Watercolor Society National Juried Watermedia Exhibition. I experimented with them on top of this painting. The color came alive thus the name “Electric Light Orchestra”! You are probably not used to seeing this much intensity in my work. Regarding color, intensity means the lightness or brightness of a color. Intense colors are usually pure pigments but can be mixed with a neighbor on the color wheel to change the hue. Wouldn’t this little gem of an original brighten up a room?

I found the QoR paints work particularly well on top of my Winsor Newton Paints. They lift easily and helped me finish my  painting “Tethered” which was accepted into the American Watercolor Society’s 2021 International Exhibition – probably the highest honor of my career. I hope to show that piece to you in May.








You can still register to watch the FREE 2 ½ hour video on my website on Painting Around the Whites. I think it would be helpful to any painter. Click workshop and sign up for the demo on the horse and a link will immediately be sent to you.

While you are at my workshop portal, you can sign up for  my online class Building your Center of Interest online March 17, 24 & 31st from 10:00-12:00 & 1:00-3:00 those three Wednesdays. I have great exercises and you can paint along with me. I hope to hear from you! This online class should be very helpful for anyone working to improve their paintings.



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