Monday 24 January 2011

Do you fancy a little watercolour workshop for beginners???

My lovely friend, and amazing artist DEDE, has drawn a flower outline for you to use. On Wednesday 9am (USA EST time)( which is 2pm UK time) Dede will be hosting a live,online show in which she demonstrates how to colour the image using watercolours.

The show will be on Ustream, it is free to watch, and you don't even have to sign in...but if you do, then you get to join in the chat as well...which is always lots of fun.

Dede's Ustream channel is HERE.

So, firstly go to Dede's blog...up there, first link....and right click and save the Iris flower outline. Find yourself some cheap children's watercolour paints, and also some watercolour pencils.

You can do one of 2 things with the outline, print onto medium weight card and paint straight onto that...

or print onto scrap paper and then trace onto watercolour paper. This is what I did, as I wanted a pencil outline that I could rub out.

1. I printed the flower outline onto scrap paper.

2.Turned it over and scribbled all over the back with a soft pencil.

3. Flipped it back over and lightly taped it to my watercolour paper.

4. Then I traced over the printed outline with a hard pencil, this transfer the softer pencil underneath onto the watercolour paper...and voila, I now have a pencil outline, on watercolour paper and I can paint directly onto this.

I do hope you will join us on Wednesday, it should be a lot of fun.


  1. Thanks for the kind words and excellent demo!

  2. Yes, probably. Although nine a.m. is icky, I will try, also because I've already saved the link and went to all the trouble to upload a flattering profile photograph to ustream.

  3. oh most excellent suggestion :) I will have to try this for sure!

  4. oooh this looks like fun...