Monday, June 10, 2013
Art al Fresco
Squeezing in a little practice time while the boys are having fun on the slip-n-slide. Aaaaah, summer fun.
Our little old cottage is very dark and cozy like a little chipmunk's hole, which is nice and cool in the hot summertime. but, not so good for painting and stitching. I can't see! So, I take my watercolors outside. Today I am practicing variegated ivy leaves. So fun! Can you guess what I might be planning in the future? A painting of someone small and green, perhaps?
And of course, every artist needs her trusty assistants always ready to lend a helping hand or give an opinion. See that porch? I love it. I won't let my husband paint it. It would ruin the "patina"! He just shrugs his shoulders. He knows me by now.
Variegated ivy is the perfect subject for learning how to use watercolors. I am experimenting to see what kinds of effects I can get. The spots on that big one at top left are the result of dropping big droplets of water on dry paint to see what you get. You get big spots. Not exactly what I was hoping for. Oh well, live and learn :)