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or leave a comment with a link-so I can see your work.
I can't imagine how many paintings are posted in a day---
it must be many thousands, and finding someone's work is hard!
I hope you aren't getting bored with this journey. This has been heaven-sent for me, since moping around the house because I'm limited in what I can do right now. Surgery for my knee won't be until October-November. I have some relief from a cortisone shot, but the knee itself isn't stable...so I spend more time being careful than doing ANYTHING!
Anyways, painting has been MIND therapy.
If you are having any kind of stress/personal issues, find something you love to do---and DO IT, for yourself.
Theme, Blooming Things....I trundled outside and took a few photos as our remaining HollyHock went into full bloom yesterday.
We've lost the red and pink ones..and all that remains is white. My D-in-law transplated some starts we had from the greenhouse, for me so hopefull next year we will have NEW colors. Hollyhocks are bi-ennials, so they bloom on the second year. So you really need to seed, or plant twice, to have blooming each year!
Here's my computer setup---with my painting started. The white areas were masked, and the yellow areas are where the masking still needs to be peeled off.
I'm using Water color paper 10 1/2" x 14 1/2"
Imperial 140# Rough surface 140-1
The WinsorNewton Masking peeled off very easily on this paper.
Here's one of three photos I worked from. If you have followed my blog, you know Chicagoland had a long, wet Spring, and everything is covered with a slick of mold/mildew or even moss. I actually hoed-yes sat down and hoed off a section of deck
from 1/2" high moss!
Crazy---we have never had mold/moss this bad before.
When the weather is totally dry---
we will tackle all those areas, maybe not until Fall,
because we have so much planted along this fence.
We also have a crop of bugs---chewing on everything--I chose not to paint the holes in the leaves, LOL (artistic license)
A closer view of the half masked paper. I did do some quick pencil lines---and did heavy washes FIRST on the fencing. I didn't know how much this paper would buckle so I wanted my straight lines--straight! I had to work quickly though, because it's very absorbent paper and it buckled quite a bit.
Here all the masking has been removed and the darker shadows and a base for the fence is established. The wrought iron bed was just catching the sun...so I wanted to keep it lighter.
I worked on all the backgrounds and leaves first and then started on the Blooming Flowers.
Holly hocks are so gorgeous, these have a five-pointed green star
in the center and then feathering out into pink/rose.
Temptation to work the flowers over to death tempted me,
but I walked away.
Thalo Purple (which I used to mix shadows)
Cadmium Yellow Deep
I added: Sap Green
and Viridian green
AGAIN, I Hope some of you are visiting from WWCMonth.
Please leave your site/or FB page so I can see your work. I can't imagine how many paintings are posted in a day---it must be thousands, and finding someone is hard and I would love to follow
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