LOOK! A THEME! I worked on this for hours today and I’m still not done. X(
April 24th, 2012
at 4:11 pm
Yesterday was seventy degrees and, after months of overcast weather and rain, it was sweltering hot for my cold adjusted body. I spent the day outdoors, reading, and trying out my new watercolor paints.
Unfortunately the flat canvases I have seem to soak up water, and don’t work well at all for watercolors. I thought I wouldn’t have to buy watercolor painting blocks, but it seems I have to. It’s not the paints themselves - they’re Reeves brand, but all reviews say they’re good, even though they’re for beginners.
I was sorta put off that they’re watercolor paints in tubes versus the regularly used dry watercolor paint pallets that you have to mix with water, but they have a nice consistency and color. The only difference between watercolor and acrylic (that I noticed) is that watercolor paint is more runny, and it dries faster.
at 11:00 pm
Jan 29th, ‘12
I had an idea a while back to paint something for my cousin as a 20th birthday gift. I stewed around a bit on the thought cause I wasn’t sure what to paint for her exactly. I was also skeptical since she bought a big canvas for my older sister to work on, to do a nature scene that she can hang up in her new house. Not as a gift but a commission of sorts aha. I didn’t want to paint another nature scene and make it seem like I was jealous that she wasn’t asking me to paint for her, but then I had a thought: she’s always loved mermaids, so why not paint one for her? Granted it’ll be small, mainly because I don’t have the time to complete a larger piece (her birthday’s on the 31st).
First stage of the painting…