It’s Wednesday, so it must be art day! Well, “art” is probably a stretch. I have declared war on watercolors. I shall conquer them. They shall be defeated or I shall die trying. Which means I’m mostly making a mess these days. I’m taking a workshop with the fabulous Jane Davenport and JoAnne Sharpe that’s mostly designed to combine images with words and how to make one’s writing look less suckalicious, or at least look intentionally suckalicious.
This past week, we were focusing on “drawing without a net,” as I’m calling it–drawing faces with permanent ink, without sketching in graphite first. Then using a loose wash of watercolor. Loose, messy sketches with watercolor is something I’ve done a bit…but not without roughing it out in graphite first. Pens are scary things.
Anyway, once I finally accepted they were going to be a mess as I experimented with finding workable skintone mixes and different pens and different watercolors (winner so far: Peerless), it’s kind of relaxing and fun. W/C are MUCH less messy than my beloved Golden acrylics, so that’s a plus. And I can use my water pens, which might rank up there alongside the MacBook as one of the most brilliant inventions ever.
So…do you have Thanksgiving plans, if you’re here in the U.S.? If not in the U.S., is there an equivalent day to be thankful and overeat? I know my Canadian friends had their Thanksgiving recently. I’ve been an ostrich about it so far, refusing to acknowledge that it’s coming. Since I have eldercare for a housebound Senior Adult, I won’t be going anywhere but I vaguely remember promising to cook all the side dishes if a friend would bring a turkey. I must have been delusional.
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