Today's photo is from my sister's garden as was yesterdays. There were so many monarch butterflies in her garden I couldn't stop myself from taking lots of pics.
I had a lovely day yesterday with the almost 3 year old. We went to Meijer's to pick up a few groceries, played outside on the swings, walked the yard looking for frogs, and walked over to a neighbor's back yard to visit the goats, chickens, rooster, and ducks. We saw a wild rabbit in her yard too. Unfortunately, I didn't think to take my camera. Maybe next time. The second grader arrived by bus around 4:15 and had a snack and then we played outside until her Mom arrived around 5:30.
After dinner, the hubster and I watched the Tiger game (that is until I couldn't keep my eyes open around 9:30), so I didn't get any art done at all. But I got up this morning and sketched the heron that I am planning to take to my watercolor class this afternoon. Here is what I have so far:
I realize his face is somewhat centered on the paper, but I wanted his body to be entering from the left. I will add willow branches above and some grasses in front of him. I don't know if I am going to add water or not. I thought I'd talk it over with the watercolor teacher and see what she suggests.
I need to get on the treadmill, I have a haircut at 10 and then I am going with the hubster to Lowe's. I also have my watercolor class at 4.
I am hoping to find a couple of large sponges at Lowe's - one for absorbing some of the water on my brush when I am painting and one to hold my favorite brushes. Joe Fettingis showed his preferred way to have his brushes handy and what he did was take a large sponge, hold his brushes to it one at a time, trace around them and then use a craft knife to cut out a depression so that they could lay flat in it. I'd like to try that.
I am anxious to begin on the heron painting and will share my progress with you tomorrow.