Always kept a picture of San Miquel that I took from the balcony of the condo where we stayed. It finally found a place in my landscape series. This is paint, decorative papers , crayons and anything else I grabbed.
Learning too much about the materials is a mistake, in my opinion. I've noticed the people who become preoccupied with all of that are often not very good artists. I see an over-reliance on value studies and planning as largely a waste of time. Worrying about what others will think is very bad. The idea of "purist" watercolor has nothing whatsoever to do with art, so obsession with that is obviously a mistake. There is the notion that painting everyday has some inherent value, but I don't agree. I'm not saying it's bad, but painting for the sake of painting does nothing for me.
Patricia came up to Conroe to model for us, what a treat, she's a pro. I again used mixed media paper. I will go tomorrow to Livingston to do a demonstration for the league up there. Am taking a couple pieces from last week to work on. Bought more mixed media, but it is not heavy enough to take collage, will need to get some heavier.
I have been working on Mixed media surface, and am finding it rather fun. It has a vellum surface which means the paint sits on it and moves around very easily. If anyone knows how this paper is made let me know. We had a beautiful model at the Watercolor Society yesterday.
Had fun doing a demonstration at the Watercolor Society yesterday. Am working with a new computer so am limited on what I can do. Will finish this soon as it is sold and need to deliver. I also worked with Michael the model from last Wed., will give him one of my works when done.
I am doing a demonstration at the Watercolor Society tomorrow. I will take this one on cavas as well as a fish on canvas. I first applied very old dress patterns to the canvas for background interest. We'll see what they think.
We had a new model at the Watercolor Society today. I was using the new mixed media paper which is different from watercolor paper. Am not sure if I will continue to use it. I have a demonstraiton Sunday at the Watercolor meeting, may take them and see what anyone else thinks.
Am delighted to be home even with all of the work I have to do. We had a beautiful Jamaican woman at portrait class this morning. It was fun to get back to my own work, it has been neglected. I added a little collage for interest (hand made paper ).