Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Paper makes a difference! I did this on Strathmore 500 Series (their highest quality) Gemini Watercolor Rough, 140 lb. I did a similar still life on a student grade watercolor paper made by Strathmore, and the paper buckled and the paint pooled.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
Yay, summer is here! I've gotten back to drawing and painting again! Got a good book at Half Price which motivates me. It's called Everyone Can Draw by Barrington Barber. I hadn't drawn much with pencil in the past few years. Mostly pen and ink and watercolor, but this book has wonderful drawings and sketches.
I've also just finished a novel by Elizabeth Kostova called The Swan Thieves. The main characters are artists, and their daily drawing and painting is essential to the story. How could I read that and not feel like I wanted to get back into it? I think I have improved just in the past 2 weeks by doing it daily.