Creativity Workshop: Rough Starts Responses

In the October 2010 issue of Watercolor Artist, June Rollins challenged artists to capture the character of weathered subjects by beginning with a rough start and finishing with rich, textural details. Now find out how readers responded to her call. The "editors’ choice" and the winner of our prize (a six-month subscription to online video workshops, plus $50 worth of North Light ?ne art books) is Deborah VandenBloomer of Greenville, Wisconsin, for her painting, Latch (pictured below).

The artist remarks of the painting process, "I started with a loose wash and after that dried, I masked out the latch to define the barn boards. After removing the mask, I applied a glaze of color to establish an undertone to the rusty latch. After that dried, I then used a sea sponge to apply mask to the latch. I glazed over the latch a couple more times, removing a little mask with each layer, and finished the piece by adding the shadows. I love finding new ways to create an added dimension to my paintings."


Congratulations to VandenBloomer and to all those who entered their work! For details about the next Creativity Workshop challenge, or to learn how to enter your work for a chance to win the prize, click here.

Click here for a peek at the table of contents for the October 2010 issue of Watercolor Artist.

Click here to learn about the digital download of the October 2010 issue of Watercolor Artist.



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