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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Sunrises with Watercolor Pencils

Aloha Everyone,

Incredible sunrises are surreal, fleeting as the light changes instantaneously, blending colors only nature could imagine. I have seen photos taken with my iPhone at a ten seconds intervals can differ noticeably.

Watercolor pencils are an amazing tool for artists. When you use them like an ordinary dry color pencil, they function as such. But you introduce water to their color pigments and voila, the colors come alive.  They become sharp, intense and brilliant. They also blend or run into another color. The only thing is, that you can always go overboard in adding water with paint brushes.

Here are my 3 color pencil sketches before and after adding water.

Aloha -- Cathi