What a way to greet the morning: What shall I learn today?
I decided it was time to start back to watercolor. I grabbed two 5×7 blocks of wc paper chose two paintings from a recent magazine for an exercise and got to it. The results were like a throwback to high school art class. I clearly have regressed, and need to work at getting back upContinue reading “Throwback Art”
I finished the last of the Let’s Make Art projects that I talked about in previous posts. I may try doing a tiger from a photo and the southwestern scene, but in my own watercolor supplies and on some decent paper. These dye paints are just not working for me. I can’t get them toContinue reading “Next Week”
At 6 weeks postop, I still spend many hours tethered to my knee chiller. A little too much online retail therapy has filled some time. I bought a sale box from http://letsmakeart.com hoping it would give me a chance to quickly paint something in the 30 to 60 minutes that I can sit at myContinue reading “Let’s make Art Review”
I am trying to do this as a scheduled post, because I hope to be fully doped up on the good stuff on the 24th. Strawberry Moon, for an online challenge. I have a few things to fix, but I can’t get rid of the granulated prussian blue. Sky was watercolor, strawberry plant and theContinue reading “Strawberry Moon”
Loose gouache and watercolor. A little black marker.
In addition to my mundane daily life, I feel like this week I have been sparking creative fires and fanning the smoldering flames of other creative projects that have long been dormant or in a sluggish state of progress. Sparking new fires with a bit of loose gouache and watercolor mixed media today. Too earlyContinue reading “Sparking Fires”
A little painting of little paintings happened today. The past week or so was spent starting to cleanup and organize to get ready for my surgery on June 23. That’s a tentative date, but I hope it does not get delayed. I am mentally ready to get this done, and I am spending over anContinue reading “A little painting”
In my last post I provided a link to a little book that I have been slowly working through. Today I got in a bit more practice at breaking waves. As usual, I tend to go over everything too much, which is a symptoms of lack of watercolor skill AND courage. Oh, and I wasContinue reading “More seaside practice”
Tax returns are done. Time to look ahead to Easter, warmer weather, and Spring. Life feels calmer. I had some time to paint today. All I can say is it’s better to paint badly than to never paint at all. I have not had much experience with painting flowers in the past. On the kneeContinue reading “Calming Down”