Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hi Fellow artist and lovers of art.
I finished this painting last week and I wanted to share it with you. It will be showing at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center 9080 Elk Grove Blvd , Elk Grove Ca. for the month of April, with a reception on Saturday April 6th from 4-7pm. Come out and see all the great artwork and enjoy music and refreshments provided by the gallery. The event should be alot of fun!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Hello artist friends,
Ron and I had an art showing at the Lodi Art Center last night from 6-8pm. Their was a lot of traffic in the store, and we met some really fun people.  I wanted to Put a link on my post for the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center. Ron and I rotate teaching at this location every 1st and second Wednesday of each month from 11-1. The cost is $20 and that includes all your supplies. Hope to see you there Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
Here is a link to my facebook page Sandy Ridley's Facebook Page

Friday, October 19, 2012

Hi, I painted this on location at Yosemite next to the Chapel on Oct 17,2012. It was the only Sugar Maple in the park, and there were evergreen trees every where else.
Instructions for Fall watercolor painting-
Bright Yellow,Cad Orange Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue,Phthalo Blue or Antwerp Blue,Cerulean Blue, Permanent Rose, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre or New Gamboge, .Cadium Orange.

Tilt the paper vertical and drip water down from the top leaving streaks of dry paper as you do this. Make it quite wet.
Front Grasses
Burnt Sienna, Cadium Orange, and Yellow Ochre This is applied with horizontal brush marks hit and miss. Later when it is abit dryer go in with a thirsty brush and pull out color below the base of the front tree.
Using thick paint apply bright yellow, Cadium Orange, into the foliage area o the right side. Then put in perm rose next to the yellow.
Top of Trees
Cadium Orange mixed with perm rose for a deeper orange. Leave spaces for sunlight to peek through.
Middle Leaves
Go in with a mixture of Cadium Orange and Perm Rose, to darken the center foliage.
Evergreen Leaves
Mix Phthalo Blue, Burnt Sienna, and Cobalt Blue. Apply heavy pigment to left top down 1/3 of paper and alittle dab on right top. After 3 brush strokes you will want to vary the tone by adding more cobalt blue.
Purple Background Trees
Cobalt Blue mixed with Permanent Rose.
Tree Trunks and Branches
Cobalt Blue mixed with Permanent  Rose with a dirty brush.
Cobalt Blue and thin wash of Cereulean Blue between front trees.
Painting is completed, sign your masterpiece.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

My husband taught this watercolor class today at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center. He did a terrific job and I was excited about painting the subject he selected.
I have made this painting into 5x7 cards to put in the gallery!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hi Friends,
I just finished Quiet Waters this morning. This painting took longer because it had to be dried each between the different horizontal views.
I am happy with the end results although I think the front brush could have been done better.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Sorry for the duplicate postings. I am just getting the hang of all this and there is a lot of information to learn.

Sandy Ridley's Watercolor Studio: I taught this workshop last Saturday at the Elk Gr...

Sandy Ridley's Watercolor Studio: I taught this workshop last Saturday at the Elk Gr...: I taught this workshop last Saturday at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center from 9 to 12. The weather was perfect, not to hot and we had two fa...