Saturday, January 31, 2009
Crocus - Two Challenges
I've also been reading as much as I can about painting 'shapes' .. as mentioned last week. Tony Couch "Watercolor - You Can Do it" and Robert Wade "Wades Watercolor Workshop" give some suggestions about value painting and this has helped me conceptualize the idea a bit more. It's going to take a bit of practice to really feel comfortable working through the ideas in my mind to the results on the paper.
Still, as Laure says in her flickr above, painting this way really pulls the mind into concentration -- you're thinking so hard and are so focused .... a good thing I believe.
Thank you all for your well wishes. I think that nasty bug is finally heading out so my date with the writing and research will have to be done today or tomorrow. Approaching deadlines really make me nervous! LOL
We're warming up to the 50s and 60s tomorrow, with ice and snow predicted for Tuesday -- go figure. As Fred predicted, we'll see our crocus under snow before spring arrives to be sure!
Meantime, those bright green crocus leaves are certainly a tease!