Tuesday, July 16, 2019

#WorldWatercolorMonth Day 14-15 Furry Things and Monochromatic

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Weekends always run away with me. Happily though. Kids were here (in their 40's) on Saturday for game day. And the Grand was here on Sunday, age 6. Despite the heat were were outside in the sandbox and she's outgrowing the play set. Later, we PAINTED, fireworks with resist and everything.

Hint for Kids: Have more than one project available when doing watercolors, to give a painting some time to dry (like when applying resist or multiple layers) Grand had a box to paint with acrylics that needed two coats---so we went back and forth!

So, I tried to catch up yesterday after a three-hour weed pulling episode. Like much of the country it is blistering HOT outside, even here in Chicagoland.

Sketchbook paper, I've long lost the cover, so I don't know, what it is. The paper definitely soaks up water, ripples and swells. But it takes the colors well. Great for experimenting on. 


Day 14  Furry Things: 

VanDyke Brown
Burnt Sienna
Lemon Yellow
Prussian Blue
Hookers Green
Sap Green
Yellow Green
Lamp Black

We have three bunnies that show up now and then under the birdfeeders. They do help themselves to other things in the yard, too. Upside, I think they have eaten all the clover in the lawn.

I tried to let the fur come from the colors running into brushed water strokes.  This was semi-successful. I think a paper with more tooth, might have helped with this wishful thinking. 


Day 15  Monochromatic

Basically when you do monochromatic---it's for a quick sketch. I wish Had chosen a color/paint that was stronger. You can water paint color down, but not make it stronger. So, I chose Blue and worked off of a pan with mixed blues in it. 

Thalo Purple (maybe) 

This would have been more interesting if I had not centered the pitcher-a very old English Ironstone flow-blue that belonged to Mom.

But, I'm staying true to one paper per day---and, each day I learn from my painting experience and assess the good and the bad!

Hope you are all surviving the heat and rain. 
You can always, Stay inside and PAINT!

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  1. Your sweet bunny really makes me smile!

    1. Thanks, Jeanie. They are so sweet out eating the fresh stems that grow from the sprouted seeds under the birdfeeders.

  2. The bunny is really cute,my favorite.Hugs,dear Sandi!

  3. It's fun seeing your paintings, Sandi! You make me want to sit down and paint!

    1. Thank you!
      Oh, Linda, please do---it's a great way to relax and escape everything else!

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