Priscilla Hauser - DragonFly - Art GalleryWith a laugh that is infectious, Priscilla Hauser will tell you she can teach anyone how to paint! And, believe me, she has... Appearing in television series, writing and illustrating books and teaching throughout the World, she has done enough to wear out a dozen dynamic people, yet she is just one, highly energetic and inspiring person, driven by a paintbrush vision of painting enjoyment for everyone.
Priscilla Hauser capture this playful dragonfly making a splashy landing. See Priscilla's step-by-step project below.
It has been a long time since I've had so much fun with paint. What I'm talking about is DreamingInColor Twinkling H20s, cake watercolors that I squirt a lot of water onto about 30 minutes before I paint and then make a paste out of. Next I pick them up with my palette knife and put them on my Masterson Sat-Wet palette.
I've been absolutely charmed and delighted with the effects I've achieved with these Twinkling H20s, playing with them is so much fin! Try it out: Practice a little bit first, and you'll be fascinated at what you can do. Don't be afraid! The paint contains mica and the colors are simply Scrumptious.
Dip the cosmetic sponge in water and squeeze it out. Pick up a little Nutmeg on the sponge. Blot your sponge on a rag, but do leave it fairly wet.
Dab on the desired amount of color here and there. No two backgrounds will turn out the same. Wet your sponge, keep it a little wet, and dab on a little Keylime. If you don't like your background, simply wipe it off with a damp rag and start over again. (Note, though, that the stamp board will be stained with a little color.) You can do this over again as many times as you like. Let dry before proceeding.
To help create additional color, brush on a little Majestic Blue, Nutmeg, or the color of your choice (Fig.1).
Step 2: Pick up Nutmeg on one edge, press the dauber down, turn it back and forth in your fingers and create the body.
Step 2: Paint the two triangular shapes on the head and the antennae in China Black with the liner brush.
Blend you palette and float this color around the outside edge of the wing. You can let it dry and float a second time if desired.
Shade the wings where the join the body with a float of Nutmeg. Allow to dry.
Apply a second coat to darken. Using the liner brush and a thin China Black , embellish the wings with various sizes of black dots. Let dry.
Using a toothbrush, flyspeck with thinned paint as desired. I used Pink Grapefruit and Nutmeg.