Well, I may not be out in the heat pulling weeds, and I may be avoiding all the other things I should be doing, like completing 6 Goddess necklaces by stamping words on brass blanks, finishing my re-photo project, and changing all my item descriptions to my new shop name for my on-line boutique, FaerieKat’s Dream Faire, and cleaning my house inside and out, but I think these weeds are rather pretty rendered in watercolor and all that other stuff can just hang!
Yep, I’ll do anything to get out of house work, and that includes making more mess to clean up!
This painting was done on a 7X10″ cold pressed ProArt watercolor paper block using Koi watercolor paint in tubes and faux squirrel paintbrushes. The mat and frame were done digitally. I used only 3 colors and a wet-on-wet technique, at times throwing large sheets of watercolor wash and liberally using a spray mister. ProArt’s paper is not particularly great for this kind of treatment, but it hung in there. I really like the freedom of working this way, but each layer takes FOREVER to dry!
I’m using all my cheap stuff until I really get the knack back from the training I received over 30 years ago and used sporadically over the years. Fortunately, it’s like the proverbial bicycle; once you learn, you never forget. You might be a bit wobbly at first until your body recalls that ingrained balance.