Friday, April 24, 2009
I can hardly recall when I've had a busier month -- and a steady obligation to back to back meetings... whew! To say I'm ready for a break is an understatement. I think I met myself coming in the door yesterday -- and I look a tad 'bedraggled!' LOL
Got home late last night and had to dash out to bring my granddaughter's birthday gift to my son since I won't be able to squeeze in another trip to South Carolina for her birthday party this week. I have to work a bit and truly, if I get a moment, I must take a break and try to get a bit more sleep. I refuse to get sick before heading overseas!!! LOL
Anyway, when I got back home and unpacked the car, I found the DVD I ordered -- "Simply Watercolour" by Robert Wade. I sat down to view it -- and it addressed those niggling issues of shapes, values, and looseness. While I find his work appealing, I just don't think I'm comfortable with THAT much looseness -- lol -- still, I learned quite a bit for a single viewing, and though it was REALLY late, I gave myself 40 minutes to simplify this practice painting. I had sketched it last night, so I painted it as simply and quickly as I could. I think I could deepen a few more values for added effectiveness, but for now, I'm pleased with the impressionistic feel of it ...
It's warming up here with temps expected in the 80s! While I love the warmth, North Carolina tends to have very short spring weather ... we often go from winter, to a teasingly short few weeks of warmth ... to the full blast of summer!
Hope your day is grand!