Where did this week go?
I have been busy but still this week really flew by! Monday I met 5 of my wonderful Atlanta blogging friends (although I think I'm the only one still blogging at this point). We had a great lunch at Joyce's and caught up as it had been about a year since we had seen each other. Lots of talk, good food, fun gifts and more talk. It was wonderful to see Joyce, Sue, Denise, Sandie and Cheri! What I didn't get was a photo...
nope not a one!
So back to the Watercolor
I wanted to use some orange/yellow colors and had a good time painting. I love the daffodils and the carrots aren't bad for a first time. The other 'item' started out as an Easter egg, then looked like a bunny so I added ears and now it looks like an Easter egg with ears.
Oh well...they aren't all winners!
This page was more successful I think!
I'm working right now in my sketchbook and trying to paint a little each day.
I love the butterfly and will try to make a larger one soon. I think I like little paintings as I seem to have more brush control.
To expand my learning curve I am doing a class called 'Easy Watercolor Sweets & Treats' I'm not done with all the lessons but this is what I've painted so far.
I like the bigger slice but tried to make two others to practice the technique. Not so good. I'm learning about layers and blending.
Next up was a donut and cookie
(I labeled them in case I couldn't tell what they were...keeping it real here)
Next up will be ice cream cones, maybe by next week I'll have that page done. I am enjoying this and pushing myself outside my flower comfort zone.
Back before Christmas I won a $100 Visa card giveaway. It took forever for it to finally get to me but I've been saving it for something special. I started using it to buy some good brushes and paints for my hobby. I am mostly using student grade watercolors and they are great but I wanted a tube set of professional grade watercolors. I looked at many of them, read reviews, priced them (yikes $$$) but decided on this set I found on Amazon.
These paints got very good reviews and were pretty highly recommended especially since you can get them right now on Amazon at such a great price.
This set of 36-7ml tubes if bought individually would cost over $300 and I was able to buy it for $60 with free Prime shipping.
All these lovely tubes of paint will last me a very long time. I thought about a primary color set but since I'm not very good at mixing colors yet decided on this set instead.
AND it came with a palette!
I made a color chart (which I need to redo since I made a mess of it). I have played with them a little but this week will try to work exclusively from this set and see how I like them. The colors are vibrant and rich and should be fun!
These last few days of March are full of pollen and my allergies have flared up. Still I'm hanging in there!
April starts the 'month of birthdays' so hopefully lots of photos of the Grands as they celebrate.
Wishing you JOY,