Saturday, March 23, 2013

Day 812 & 813 Sometimes I ruin things :(

I was feeling great yesterday, weather calming down and some sun, so I worked on my self portrait.
Things were looking good. Plenty of steps to go through. Was deciding what to do with the faux fur today.
Day was gorgeous, with lots of sunlight, and went through my notes and decided how to continue. 
And I thought I was doing great.
Now not sure if it is my paints (though I use cotman watercolors) or my paper which is one of the most expensive Arches( -splurged onmyself a couple of year ago and use it for special projects) but the technique of wetting the paper before painting again RUINED my Painting!.  Light washes disappeared. Darks bled into lights and my red went everywhere.  
Not sure if it can be saved.  Not sure if it is worth saving. Not sure I want to save it.
Might be easier to just start fresh.
So learned important lessons here: 
Good to try new techniques:
*Don't try them on projects that are doing fine.  
*Even though a test one works out doesn't mean that it will work every time. 
*Use a lighter hand (told you hand was feeling better!) when applying the water.
*Be upset for 5 min, pick up yourself and create.


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Days 791 - 811 Birthday and some glimpses of Spring

Well another birthday came and went. I got a juicer as a birthday gift after watching Fat,sick and nearly dead. I fell in love instantly and I find myself procrastinating on my art because I create juices!
That aside the weather hasn't been nice to my hand so I have been mostly drawing and making roughs for future paintings. We are still getting snow, but the snow isn't sticking to the ground. And because of that I procrastinated on posting here!

Day 791 3_1_13
Early start 

Day 792 3_2_13
Kitty Nightmare 

Day 793 3_3_13
flying away

Day 794 3_4_13
Yes or No

Day 795 3_5_13
untitled abstract

Day 796 3_6_13
Happy Birthday!
New specs

I <3 this

Birthday self portrait

Day 797 3_7_13
first layer self portrait

Day 798 3_8_13

Day 799 3_9_13
abstract in sepia

Day 800 3_10_13
sometimes I fall appart

Day 801 3_11_13
wip angel

Day 802 3_12_13

Day 803 3_13_13
a moment of silence

Day 804 3_14_13
Venetia Monologues

Day 805 3_15_13
hearts afloat

Day 806 3_16_13
Soft landing

Day 807 3_17_13
Fly away

Day 808 3_18_13
You left an open wound

Day 809 3_19_13
captured this by accident on my phone camera

Chasing dreams

Day 810 3_20_13
Study of drawing to my poem "my tower"

Day 811 3_21_13

trying to recreate my happy accident