Finally painted this. The hahnemuhle paper was a trial. Couldn’t lift any of the alizarin which is a staining color. I should have fished out my other pink for a change of color. Oh well. It’s just in the sketchbook.
Earlier. Mike reminded me to loose some edges Which I did try to do. Not easy on the hahnemuhle paper.
I think that’s why I need a Charles Reid class every year. A refresher class. Lol.
Guess this year will have to make do with the video since he’s only teaching three times a year now. 😢
Maybe a do over in real watercolor paper. What do you think??!
Wasn’t going to do this today. I have a friend who needs cheering up so this postcard is flying off to the friend tomorrow.
And of course it’s drawn from my favorite photo I took last week.
Cheap Joes Kilimanjaro cp 140# derwent inktense pencils and Charles Reid palette colors. The strawberry is dotted with gouache mixed with cad yellow light. Strawberry is cad red light burnt sienna and a mixed neutral tint.
Wren mostly yellow ochre burnt sienna and burnt umber with dabs of mixed neutral tint on the eye and legs.
Margaret who is going to eat a salad for dinner. Xoxoxox
My very old Mother with a lap full of my sweet puppy Zoe who loved lollying on her lap. Made them both happy. I think Zoe could be a great therapy dog. She loves occupying someone anyone’s lap.
Mom was lost in The Crown on her new Roku she got for Mother’s Day. Netflix, Amazon and Acorn should make her days a bit more interesting since Dad died last fall after 73 years of marriage. She’s wishing she had a Zoe dog. Her 18 year old Schnauzer Mattie is NOT a lap dog like Zoe. Nobody cuddles better than a Jack Russell. They were bred to ride on horses while the owners rode to the fox hunt. A snuggly dog on horse back was required. I can’t even imagine jumping a horse with a dog on the saddle in a bag, can you?! But that’s what they did.
Anyway. Bed time. Long day driving all over the countryside.
Margaret going you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Xoxoxox