Our playful days of June-August are fading. I hope all of you had a great Summer!
Labor Day brings us to a new chapter in the year it is a fantastic time to consider painting.
For those of you that prefer instead to just appreciate Art…
Bergsma is having a 25% off EVERYTHING on the website 5 DAY SALE till Tuesday the 8th.
Just write “Labor Day 25” in the comments box at check-out and we will apply your discount
when we ship! (If you live close by did you know you can pick up your
order at the warehouse?)
New Drawings are being created (scroll to the end) and you are welcome to print them out
for your own coloring or craft projects.
Art Class; Otter Happiness.
Lets talk about painting gray. How do you make it interesting?
I usually mix up my grays from a combinations of blues and browns.
Using black to create gray can be flat. Instead use a mix and let the viewers eye
create the gray,
Can you see the blue, brown, teal and pink in the gray?
I think that is interesting.
I will use brighter versions of the tones in the fur and sea anemone to make the
Native Otter symbol.
“Repetition with Variation” creates harmony between your colors and binds the
This otter loves his Anemone!;)
Once all the base colors are in place it is time to add the stains and shadows.
The splattered paint on the rocks creates texture.
I cut out a piece of paper in the otter shape and laid that down first in order to not
get the splatters on him.
I am using a piece of paper towel to smudge and blot even more texture on the rocks.
Finally all the details are complete and we have a new Native Otter.
I thing we will call him Otter Happiness or Spirit Brother…
What do you think?
Here are some new sketches too…you are welcome to print them out.
The Wind of Spirit.
Citizens of Spirit and Sky.
Friends are the best part of life.
I will pint these horses black on a splattered gold background for sun…bronze highlights.
Title to come.
Best to all of you Dear Friends, and until we meet again, be well and maybe try something new
that will make you happy!