Saturday, August 13, 2011

Painting Again

It's been ages since I picked up my watercolors, but my sister, Wendy, got me inspired and I started working on a triptych yesterday.  I was rather ambivalent about how it was progressing in the watercolor pencil dry stage, but today, I started to apply the water, and I am LOVING how it is looking.  


But, frankly, I have crappy brushes, so I will need to find a good hobby store or something and see what I can do to rectify the situation.  I find myself, instead of  gently swirling my colors, attacking them instead.  It's almost like I'm stippling instead of painting.  And it's doing something special to what I've laid in with the pencils.  In any event, I so enjoy painting and being creative, and even though I may not have any finesse, I have FUN! :D


What I was doing with the triptych was essentially practice because I want to give Wendy and Dean a triptych for their living room for Winter Solstice.  I have the canvasses already, but I wasn't ready to hit them immediately.  I need to play first.  Not that what I'll be doing with the canvasses won't be play time, but it'll be a little more thoughtful playtime. ;)


One of the watercolor books I have shows techniques for creating a parrot.  I was thinking of doing a triptych of three of the same parrot, only different colors for each canvas.  But don't worry, Dean and Wendy,  I doubt that'll be what you get... hehehe.


Anyway, thank you, Wendy, for inspiring me to get out the watercolor pencils again.  It makes me very happy.


Hugs, kisses and love to all!

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