It’s possible that, eventually, I won’t be able to use my studio, so I never want to regret not using it enough. I mean, not in the near future, touch wood, but who knows, arthritis, bad eyes, zombie apocalypse – these things might happen….
So anyway, even tho’ I didn’t really feel like, I went into the studio and pulled out unfinished journals and watercolors. As usual, I am SO glad that I did. I did a few quick pages in my journals, and a couple turned out OK.
We bought this milk jug on a trip to Greece
I used a white “grease pencil” to save the whites on this sketch. It’s a really easy quick-and-dirty way of doing it, but once you’ve put in the white, it’s there forever, unlike liquid masking.
Then I did this little bird. Just a cute little bird on a branch. I mean, how tough could it be? So, after I’d pretty much finished the page, I added the eye, but I made it SO big, it looked insane. What to do, sez I? For some reason, I thought that adding a 2nd eye was the answer. Yeah, not so much.
So I tried covering the offending area with white Gouache (opaque watercolor) and tried again.
WTH??? Still looks ridiculous. But why do I care; it’s just a little page in my journal, who’s even going to look at it. But I can’t let it go, so I try again. And again. And again….. gahhhhh.
I think I spent 45 minutes on this stupid little bird….. But I’m OK with it now…..