One of the best things about inviting people over (even if they are family) is that the hubster and I get a good house cleaning done. Unlike the usual day to day picking up, we scour and mop and dust. It is a pain, but I love the result. I even cleaned up my art room a bit so I don't feel it is so much a fire hazard.
I have an assignment to work on - making value studies using four different shades of gray (one for each of the studies) colored pencils. I think I will have to decide on the scene today and then get the basic sketching done so I can get to work. I will share my progress as I go.
I have started another two page spread in my art journal. It is just begun and I need to do a better job of removing the paper from the image transfer before adding more color, but here is what I have so far.
I also thought I'd share with you the watercolor paper on which I put leftover paint when I am working. I get tired of wasting the paint when I clean off my brushes, that I decided to follow a tip of Jennibellie's and keep a large sheet of paper handy on which to put that lovely paint. I will then use it in other art projects.
|Can you tell by the pattern of the paint that this was partly under the painting?|
I've been thinking of doing an art swap with April Cole and this with a bit more color could provide a 5 x 8 background on which to begin.
How is your weekend shaping up? Did you spend some time with family? Did you take advantage of this last long weekend before the start of school to have a road trip? Did you make time for art? Are you going to share?