A Monochromatic Approach | Watercolor Tubes Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

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Hello, Artists! Welcome to the ArtistrybyAltenew Art Blog. The celebration of our Watercolor Tubes release continues, and we are excited to bring you more inspiration!

Today, we have not one but three projects to share created by Edward Pilares, one of our talented ArtistrybyAltenew Artists. Before we get into the projects, let's learn a little bit about Edward.

Edward Pilares, one of our Fine Artist extraordinaires, dedicated his life to fine arts, and his profound connection with watercolors has led him on an extraordinary journey of creativity. His mesmerizing work and passion for this medium set him apart, making him the perfect instructor to guide you through this artistic adventure.

Edward has harnessed the enchanting world of watercolors, and now, you can, too, with his new class!

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Project 1: Blue Skies

Blog Hop Project 1

In watercolor painting, the paper's natural white color often represents the whitest or the lightest parts, and Phthalo Blue is a great hue to paint the gorgeous blue skies! You can effectively paint clouds without using white paint by utilizing negative space. Paint a wash of Phthalo Blue and leave out the shape of the clouds. Create depth and perspective by adding shades of blue, gradually 'sculpting' the negative white space into shape.

Project 2: Lemon Craze 

Blog Hop Project 2

A sliced lemon fruit is almost all yellow if you carefully observe it, thus making it the perfect subject for monochrome painting! Paint the midtones and the lighter yellow parts by diluting Permanent Yellow Deep with water. The amount of water depends on how light you need the shade to be. The more water you use, the lighter the pigment will be. Leave out the wet, shiny, and white areas of the lemon. Use less-diluted, almost pure pigment of Permanent Yellow Deep to paint the darkest parts.

Project 3: A Red Betta Fish

Blog Hop Project 3

The Red Betta Fish is the inspiration for this monochromatic red painting. Its flowing and flaring fins are particularly fun to paint. Start light by using diluted Toluidine Red to paint the basic shape of the fish. Use less-diluted paint as you move on to the darker parts. Leave out aspects of the painting where the highlights are and paint the background with a flat wash of Toluidine Red to emphasize the subject.

Giveaway Alert: Your Chance to Win Big!

Blog Hop Giveaway

Yes, you read that right$300 in total prizes! 

To celebrate this release, ArtistrybyAltenew is giving away ONE $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $40 gift certificate to FIVE winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 10/03/2023 for a chance to win. ArtistrybyAltenew will draw 6 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/05/2023.

*The $100 gift certificate winner will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog.

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Here's the list of the amazing artists joining today's hop. Make sure you drop by each stop and leave them lots of love.

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