It’s been a while since I posted. To be honest, it’s been a while since I did any art. Life has been busier than normal (is that possible?). Then today a double blessing – we all went to the park with enough leisure time for me to realize I might get in some sketching AND my 2yo Hurricane fell asleep at the park (first time ever for the highly energetic bundle she is). This meant I was given a chance to practice watercolor plein air. Yay me!
I haven’t studied that many watercolor tutorials yet. But I did manage to get my paintings to evolve just with trial and lots of errors. I started with just drawing and realized a little belatedly that this was my chance to try out some painting.
Then I tried again and went too wet with the paints so I kind of lost control of shaping and values.
The third attempt I went for form and control, remembering to do light values to dark (the opposite of oils).
Finally, I put it all together for a decent first day conclusion.
Then as I opened my sketchbook, I found a subtle reminder of an artist’s life with children hanging around. There are a half dozen new pages filled with drawings like this in my sketchbook. The Hurricane strikes again! Although this time, it’s a moment worth preserving.