Wednesday of Va-kay

I sat in a little park enjoying my coffee and watching clouds.

Then I came home and painted, yup, my mailbox.

Then I watched/listened to James Gurney answering some questions live on You-Tube about Gouache while I did these:

I used Holbein Gouache, a set of Primary Magenta PR122, Primary Cyan PB15, and Primary Yellow PY3, 74 and three tubes I bought myself Flame Red PR9, Ultramarine Deep PB29 and Permanent Yellow Deep PY1. I used the same Primary White PW6 for both wheels. The black in the center is not the Primary Black PBk7 of the set but mixed of the three primary colors. The primary mix was easier than the colors I chose. That flame red is pushy!

Wednesday of Va-kay

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World Watercolor Month Day #23

Was grey and misting when I painted this from my car in the driveway.

and then the sun came out:

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World Watercolor Month Day #23

World Watercolor Month Day #9

What does one do on one’s day off while waiting for evening watercolor class? Moves around the geranium to a more picturesque location and then gives it all the leftover clean water as a reward. Now it’s time for dinner and off to class.

World Watercolor Month Day #9

World Watercolor Month Day #4

Also known as the Fourth of July. Was so hot as I left work I decided to come home and find something to paint at my house. My one geranium has all its first flowers going on so I moved it to be in the view.

First this. Second night painting on this multimedia paper – Canson 98lb 9×12″. It’s smooth but also light so you have to be careful. No do-overs.

Then I did this of just the geranium, 4×6″ Canson Montval watercolor paper coldpress 140.

After scanning and exporting etc in Pixelmator, I tried a kaleidoscope effect on the first image and liked this one.

World Watercolor Month Day #4

The End of August and Postcards

What an August it was! Many cards and wonderful poems and nice Facebook chatter about the process and sending and receiving. It flew past.

I really enjoyed sharing my photographs and my smaller watercolors as postcards and enjoyed the daily writing. I looked forward to my nightly mailbox trip and to what was in my mailbox each day.

I’ll post the cards I sent out, probably at the end of the month. In the meantime, thanks everyone for a wonderful month!