I’ve decided to try and do a watercolor painting every day this month. Or at least, work on a larger project.
I’m not gonna put too much pressure on myself, as we all know life happens, but this little sketch took about a half hour total, including drawing time. I could’ve (and probably should’ve) devoted more energy to shading, but time didn’t allow. Anyway, I think I can devote a half hour or so a day to improving my work in a medium I so enjoy.
This loose kind of watercolor work calls me even more loudly….so, maybe I’ve fallen even harder for watercolor than before? hehe. We’ll see how this goes. (Colors in pear: cerulean, cad yellow, azo yellow, winsor orange, cad red hue, burnt sienna (I think); background: cobalt blue, cobalt turquoise, ultramarine blue – virtually all M. Graham.). I think the shadow is probably off, but when I painted, with my lighting, there actually was no shadow, so I had to imagine the light coming from the left, and do the best I could.
For me and many of my American friends, tonight starts the weekend, because most businesses are closed tomorrow to celebrate Independence Day. I wish everyone who celebrates a safe and happy Fourth, and (of course) lots of purple paint puddles galore! Peace.