Today I decided to enact a “no driving” day. So, around the house an in my neighborhood, we did:
- 2 naps
- 3 walks
- 1 vacuum
- 1 lunch
- 1 church visit
- 4 hours of painting
- 2 loads of laundry
Only the painting is really blog-able, though.
I was excited to get to work on the first painting the series I discussed at last week’s workshop.
I sketched it out onto a full sheet of paper (that’s a commitment for me), but even though I had faithfully followed my sketch, I still didn’t like what I was looking at.
i took out the grid lines and started to do my own sketching. One thing I have been working on this year is doing my own drawing. The sketch above was drawn by me, so I felt transferring it wouldn’t be “cheating.” But I wasn’t happy, so I ditched the sketch and drew what I knew from my countless hours of sketching horses.
The changes aren’t obvious, but like the shapes a lot better now. Right now there are three colors on the paper and masking flue (the lightest and most shinny color.) I’m interested in what the next step will be!
I also added a layer onto my kestrel painting.
I’m trying to decide if I’d like to add some rice paper to the kestrel before continuing.