Yesterday I thought the painting was missing something. Today’s piece might have too much going on. I was working on a time crunch, watching the clock. I don’t think my mind was fully focused.
I tried a different process with the gauze and paint, the results are not what I had in mind, Again. LOL. You can see on the left, the spread is larger, but the pattern is broken and unrecognizable. Yup. I think I went overboard. Maybe I will feel different in the morning.
Road trip tomorrow. I am going to try to keep up with everything, but I am not sure if we will have internet. Will be spending much of the time in the car.
Have a great weekend Everyone. Thanks so much for following along, and letting me know what you think. You’ve given me great ideas to try!
I was really happy with how this canvas turned out. I had the idea to add more color, and the Ocotillo came to mind. I used Derwent Inktense watercolor pencil (shiraz), and I like how the watercolor highlights the canvas texture. Keep it simple Sheila.
Desert Dusk was inspired by a long lost treasure I found while unpacking. A painting by Sara Steele. I had one of her calendars. The patches of tape on the back tell me I must have just stuck it up on the wall. I know I had it when I was in art school. It has always been a favorite. As is New Mexico.
Sorry about the terrible copy, but you get the idea. I couldn’t find a link to this online. Visit her site, there is a slideshow of some of her amazing works. Her colors are so decadent. How can you not fall in love with watercolor after seeing her flowers? Well, I did. Even before I knew much of anything about watercolor.
Once I painted this, I quickly did two more. Just having too much fun with colors! These hills are two shades of indigo. I lined them with pencil, which doesn’t show here, but I like it in person.
I managed to do five really good pieces yesterday, so I won’t have to use the ones that I am not so happy with. At least not until I get back. I also designed a tag request to be printed for the shower. I am sure I will be printing and cutting them out on Friday! For gift bags or, well, I will find out soon. It was two in the afternoon before I started the shower gift. But I finally had my idea all set! I still had to do a mani/pedi, a load of laundry, write 3 posts and shower before getting to bed early. Whew! But I did manage to sneak in a ten minute power nap!
Well, I am off! Back to San Diego and Jenny’s baby shower lollapalooza! Sure to be fun. I will be checking in on comments, but I may not be able to respond until I get back. Thank you in advance to those of you who visit! You really mean a lot to me!
I look forward to catching up on the art created each day and letting you all know how much I love it! Have an awesome weekend!