Thursday, April 01, 2010

Crystal Bowl Tutorial

I was asked by the online Watercolor Workshop Group to write a tutorial describing my method of lifting a crystal bowl shape out of the shadows, done in a monochrome. I wrote the tutorial and many artists in the group tried it, all with beautiful results! I have prepared a slideshow of their bowls, if you would like to see them all, just click here. Aren't they great?

If you would like to read the tutorial, please click here and download it. Feel free to give this a try, but I would very much like to see the results of any paintings created from my tutorial. So, feel free to try this and send your painting photo to me at


Vicki Greene said...

Thank you for creating such a great tutorial and then taking the time to show off our work. We appreciate you and your hard work very much!

Lisa Crone said...

Hi Susan! Thanks so much for the informational comment on my abeadaday post yesterday! I hope you don't mind that I used your quote in tonight's blog!!! I appreciate the info!!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Thanks Vicki...I couldn't have done it without your wonderful reference photo of your lovely bowl, though!

Lois, I surely don't mind being quoted anywhere, it is like I said something worthwhile once in awhile! I grew up on the border and have returned back to the Arizona desert so am very familiar with the multi-cultural observances here. I once saw a gift shop in Santa Fe, NM where half the store had Dia del Muerto items for sale, it was kinda creepy standing among all the skeletons and such, but I do understand the purpose of their holiday, honoring the dead.