The remainder of February promises slush, sleet, ice and flakes-the dreaded wintry mix. There is still snow on the ground, the kind of snow that looks a bit sad and drab. We are growing a healthy crop of icicles.
The deer seem to be staying over in the woods, and I miss them! I painted this little line and wash, wishing that Miss Charlotte would come over with her kids and grandkids and much on my hedges. It will be a welcome sight. Although I have spent hours with paint and pencils, nothing is turning out well this weekend.
I am taking some craftsy classes under the cheap membership they were touting for a while. Currently I am working on a combo of watercolor and colored pencils, but struggling with the class projects. I ordered some hotpress paper, and have tried the two intro projects on Canson cold press, which I find to be a bit smoother than Arches. The watercolor washes help fill in the valleys in the tooth of a rougher paper. I am eager to do the landscape scene that is the final class project, but I will wait until my hotpress paper arrives, hopefully on Tuesday.
Here is one that turned out OK, but not great.
Other than that, my knee is finally feeling a bit better. I am riding the recumbent bike for about a half hour a day, and that may be helping to keep the inflammation down. I am managing mostly without medicine, and the knee is tracking much better. It feels a bit weak on the stairs.