I did spend some time in the art room yesterday morning. I've added a bit to the watercolor, but it is wimpy and there is a smudge of black ink from a leaky fountain pen that I didn't know had left its mark on my finger. I am seriously thinking that I will add a cliff on the left arcing toward the bottom of the photo somewhat in silhouette or maybe add some boats. I sure wish I was better at watercolor, and do know that in order to get better I need to play more and so I shall.
|This is still only the very first layer. Who knows how it may turn out?|
I tried to capture the likeness of my Aunt Mary in a quick ink sketch and while it is not all that good, I can see a bit of her in it.
I found a couple of new blogs and groups online yesterday and am hoping to get more incentive to try more painting. One of them is Studio Atelier - they have a new challenge every 4 weeks so you have lots of time to play with it before submitting or you can just play along and lurk.....
I also have joined The Painting Loft where there are assignments (you are not obligated to do them). I sometimes don't know what I want to paint and stick with the same kind of themes, so this gives me a wider scope of ideas.
I believe that my friend, Nancy, and I are going to a life drawing session tomorrow. This will be a first for me and I'm a little nervous, but looking forward to it. I am going to try to remember to do the quick poses as gestures sketches so I get something down before the pose changes. I'm not sure how I am going to eat lunch out while on the HCG diet, but I will face that challenge when it happens.
I have to make a decision about what I am going to attempt for the August swap with my Water Colour Pencil Buddies - the theme is orange, a color I really like. I have no idea what I am going to do with it, but intend to have some fun with it. I'll share it once the recipient has received it.
Time for a second cup of coffee and then browse through some magazines and catalogs and see if any ideas hit for a new project. Isn't it grand to have a day off to spend on art??!!
I hope you find time for yourself today. I am so enjoying reading the blogs of others. I subscribe to so many that I don't feel I have time to comment on them all, especially with the slow connection I have, but it never ceases to amaze me the amount and diversity of talent out there.