My drawing and painting life
Day 36 started reasonably well. But with a woozy head. Started doing just some watercolor pattern on some papers. And threw some ink at it. Really a silly page. But silly in a good sense: just a bit of fun, nothing fancy. I used the ink dropper to drawn, so there were splotches of ink. Ilike splotches of ink. Yes, really! But they take ages to dry… so I threw an empty page on top and pressed. Another silly result. 🙂 But as it is one of those days, I just accepted it. I may add gesso on another day (to edit). I didn’t have much energy – so went back to bed. I’ll leave it for the time being.
What do you think?
At night I decided to put to use some of the old books I have been using for the “Word Play Painting” class with Lynn Whipple. So many pages still free. Not a problem if I mess it up. Just the right place to draw in for a girl with a woozy head. This led me to a drawing. Which I added paint to on day 37:
The altered book page is a bit flimsy, O.K. for just reading, but not to put wet media on it. Putting on the gesso helps to make it a bit stronger. But as the gesso is not all over the page, I need to be careful putting on the watercolor. It bleeds to the next page. It sinks in. Ah well.
Here you can see how it looked first:
It’s fun to look for the possibility of an image in my random colored marks, like I did here. The image grew bit by bit. I decide on trying to draw the sunflower(s). And at the end I thought a critter would be nice too. Hence the ladybug.
Note: I am being positive about it now, now I am writing. But sometimes I get a feeling I should do better than this. Ah. I try to wait till it passes. And it did. Some days I am better at this, and other days I’m not so good at accepting where I am. 🙂
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