|more about this later!|
Sitting on the porch this weekend, I decided to paint a tree in my sketchbook. A sketchy undertaking as the paper is too thin for watercolor, but...it's the place to experiment
Still in the sketch book I went for an analagous color scheme on the leaves but kept the method.
|isn't it interesting to see how it looks cropped in photos?|
I have to mention it's eye-opening to see these in photos. When seen in person they are quite small and less detailed from a distance
|Ahhhh Cropping is great!|
|start with a wide flat brush dipped into two colors and swiped across the page|
(I liked how the farthest back tree came out)
As I was writing Thursday's list of Likes, and thinking of how I felt about some friends, I sketched then painted this
which warped the paper and messed it up... so I drew this over the yellow
I like this quote by Jean Cocteau
"Listen carefully to first criticisms made of your work," he advised writers and artists. "Note just what it is about your work that critics don't like — then cultivate it. That's the only part of your work that's individual and worth keeping."