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Drawing & Painting Birds Sharon Himes
Considerations when drawing and painting birds and how to put them in your paintings.


Pages: 3
illustrated
601 KB file

Painting Wildflower Tangles Sharon Himes
Step by Step demonstration showing how to paint a tangle of daisies, Queen Annes Lace and other summer wildflowers in watercolor.


Pages: 10
illustrated
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email attachment $8

 

Improvising from Nature 
Sharon Himes
General demonstration of creating an improvised composition from nature. 


Pages: 3 Illustrated 
169KB file

 

Painting a Rusty Lantern 
Sharon Himes
Step by Step lesson for painting a still life lantern with geraniums complete with full size drawing and source photograph


Pages: 10 Illustrated
663KB file
email attachment
$10


Painting a White Hibiscus 
Sharon Himes Step by Step demonstration showing how to paint white flowers without using any white paint.


 Pages: 4 Illustrated
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email attachment
$5

I will not talk in class 
Sharon Himes An elementary school punishment becomes a creative opportunity in this short article that is a commentary on uses of creativity


 Pages: 1

 
Thumbnail Sketching
Sharon Himes The first steps in designing a painting can be the most important.

 Pages: 2 Illustrated

 
Exploring Negative Space
Sharon Himes
How artists use the design elements of light and dark in their paintings

 
Pages: 2 Illustrated

 
Drawing Pencils 
Sharon Himes
The basics of selecting artists' pencils

 
Pages: Illustrated

 
Painting with Contrasts
Sharon Himes
When planning a painting composition, the artist considers how to make important parts stand out.

 
Pages: 1

 
Painting to Standard Sizes
Sharon Himes
 Painting to standard sizes makes for an efficient and cost effective method to use materials.


Pages: 2 Illustrated

 
Using Masking Frisket
Sharon Himes
Basic techniques for using masking frisket to preserve whites in watercolor painting.

 
Pages: 4 Illustrated

 
Transferring a Drawing
Sharon Himes
Several methods of transferring your drawing to paper or canvas are covered in this e-lesson.

 
Pages: 4 Illustrated

 
Selecting a Brush
Sharon Himes
About the variety of artists' brushes, their use, selection and care. 

 
Pages: 2 Illustrated

 
Introduction to Watercolors
Sharon Himes
Illustrated article with basic information on materials and techniques for painting in watercolor.

 
Pages: 5 Illustrated 

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Stretching Watercolor Paper
Sharon Himes 
There are various methods and purposes for stretching watercolor paper.

 
Pages: 1

 
Collecting Natural Materials
Sharon Himes 
How to collect and preserve natural specimens including how to dry wildflowers to paint later.


 Pages: 2 Illustrated
61 KB file

 
Watercolor River Scene
Sharon Himes 
Use just a few colors in this Step by Step demonstration showing basic watercolor glazing techniques to build layers of color.

 
 Pages:

Illustrated
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email attachment
$5.00

Painting Ocean Waves
Sharon Himes 
Enjoy a virtual ocean vacation while you learn to paint simple waves and then combine them to make an ocean scene in watercolor.

 
Pages: 4

Illustrated
 252KB file
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$3.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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