Day 16? Why does that sound like we are so much further than half way? Sixteen is sounding very optimistic to me. Sixteen is close to twenty. And twenty is very close to thirty.
You might have to remind me of this in a few days. The third week is usually the longest for me. Don’t know why. Then all of the sudden it is the last week, and the days fly by before I know it.
There is so much terrific texture in this, that I just had to share a detail. The small squares are the texture of the panel. When I added the collage, I used Ultra Mat Gel (Liquitex). I put a layer over the entire piece, for added texture. The hatch marks in the white crayon are from the brush marks. Really love that 🙂
Showing this a bit larger, so you can see some of the details. I love the grid marks on the left. That is the panel texture. These panels started with leftover paint on my palette. A swish here, a few marks there. Shiraz, blue, turquoise, rusty orange.
To finish, I added collage, dots and circles. Light Ivory painted on, and rubbed off. Kiwi green, and white Neocolor scribbles. The green is showing much more neon than it is in person. I really feel as if I did, well, not much at all. The bloom was pure accident. It all came together quickly. Nice when that happens!
Really excited about filling my Sketchbook. There are 110 pages to look forward to! This is Inktense pencils and water-soluble Neocolor crayons. I picked up this tiny, about 2.5 inches, pot at Michaels yesterday. They had double coupons, so it was about 95 cents. How could I resist. A smile and a bit of greenery for my desk.
I’d love to have a few small, live, succulents scattered around. I might try again. I can grow plants outdoors, but indoors is another story. And you do you know how hard it is to kill a succulent? Disaster. Ha ha.
I played with the greens, just because I could. Can you tell I had fun? The plant is actually more of a fresh celery green.