Thank you Jess for your lovely comment on my pic, I took a lot of time with that one and put it away for a few months because I messed up the sky. The red marks should not have been on there but they wouldn't come off. I throw so many away but still enjoy the challenge . Love your art you are very talented.
i spent 300 dollars last year on one item - polychromos c pencils! they were reduced from 400!
i would like another brush - i already have lots though! i have so much of everything really but i haven't bought any new things like w/c markers or w/c inks or anything. i just like my palettes and i have few of those, just quietly. also gouache. i love that stuff.
i am in a funk. i can't decide what to do really. i think i like mixed media with watercolour the best. so i'm following up on that on you tube , also the use and mixing of colour - i love colour!
i have neo 11's, and portfolio crayons, artbar, lots of inktense too so i want to use those. then i love to do collage - remember my gloves but..- and i have loads of acrylics too and charcoal and contes and markers - phew! journals and pads, omg! i told you, too much!
so now i am overwhelmed! also i keep on going from my desk to my longe chair - i thought i would keep my desk for wet things other than w/c pencils and keep my nice leather chair for dry mediaa. otherwise i make a mess where we don't want it.
i could do my drawing/sketching in the evenings when i sit with my hubby. that way i am spending time with him, watching the box.
i'm happy for you and your lovely brushes. tell me, what do you do to get out of a funk? i feel so beh this week. i believe it is my chemo - i haad it on monday.
sorry for my stupid typo 'a'. it is my keyboard. i keep on spilling things ll over it! love to you and i want to say that your watercolours are SUPER!
your watercolours are fabulous! i am very envious but then i m learning a lot too because i read art books and i draw every day and...oh i do something 'art'y' each day as well ! except yesterday . we went out for lunch and i was so tiredwhen we got home)
...but then...actually i DID do something 'arty' i remember. god, i've been editing for 2 hours just now!
i took photo's of buildings and streets and trees (urban pic's) for me to draw and paint. so art never leaves me nor you i believe!
ps oh, HOW COULD i FORGET????????
your WONDERFUL birthday card arrived and it is so sweet - thank you my friend! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx mwah!
i have lots of aart supplies as you know, so i am choosing to use one thing every month - aalthough i might use the item in my mixed media actually now i am inspired by the gallery. there is so much wonderful stuff and i want to do some. just using one thing is becoming a bit simple; at least i am learning about that particular item. for example, this month i am using watercolour pencils. now i have a few different sets of these so it is fun and i am using my paper instead of journals. i have loads of each and i keep buying pads etc! soon to arrive are three more strathmore drawing and sketch pads! unbelievable.
i can't help myself. god.
aat leaaast i am drawing every day . and i am reading different books als that i BOUGHT of course! drawing on the left side of the brain is a good one and i started it last year but i need o revise as i have forgotten so much! true, i have regressed a little
i feel s if i have not progressed at all! aatm i am copying van goph's sunflowers in graphite, then i'll colour in watercolour pencils. that's it for now.
I'm having one of those.......doh!....why didn't I think of that?"........moments. I'd never heard of the "stick the masking tape to your T shirt" trick, what a clever idea......thanks Jess. :o)
In my experience, and no matter how good a quality it is or how careful you are, low tack masking sheet invariably ends up lifting your paper, so I try to avoid having to use it. The biggest problem I find with the stuff, is colours bleeding under the edges. But I recently came across a little trick used by another artist, and you don't have to get fiddly with a scalpel either..............cut your masking sheet about 5-10mm from the edge you need to achieve, and then fill in that area with liquid masking and making sure you cover the edge of the sheet........bonza!.......works every time. However, it's no guarantee that the sheet won't lift your paper though.
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