Saturday, January 29, 2011

Inkwell Studios Workshop: Iris Watercolor

Every Wednesday and Thursday at 9am EST, it's "Coffee and Art in the Morning" with Dede on Ustream!

This past week, she taught a FABULOUS watercolor class.  She drew and posted a sketch of an iris so that we, the viewers, could print it out and paint along.

I had a blast and here is the result:

I printed the image from my home inkjet printer onto 140lb hot press water color paper that I cut down to 8.5 X 11".  Dede instructed us to print it out onto plain cardstock if we didn't have anything else available.  I'm not sure what I will do with my iris, but I'm thinking of cutting it out and incorporating it into my art journal.

Besides providing us with the amazing sketch, Dede was patient and encouraging as we worked through the techniques using watercolor paints and pencils.  She is a wonderful artist!

If you would like to try your hand at watercolor painting, visit her blog:  Inkwell Studios
The recorded show is available at:   Inkwell Studios Ustream Videos

Thanks for looking!



  1. Nice Kerala. Where can I find specialty paper like that. I want a watercolor sketch boom

  2. It turned out beautiful Ketsia!! We have to get Dede to do another class for sure! Cant wait to see what you do with it!

  3. I got the Canson XL 12x18 watercolor pad from Michael's. I also ordered the huge sheets 22x30 Fabriano from Jerry's Arterama.

  4. Thanks for your kind words! It is the people that participate that makes our group successful, fun and encouraging!