Wonderful review Bekki! I never realized the visual journal was 100% cotton. I may have to pick one up for a swatch book! I have the Bee Super Deluxe Mixed Media 9×12 spiral pad now, which is good for color, but not indicative of pigment behavior.
Almost a week, but I didn’t work on it everyday. Some days I’m just too tired after work to accurately assess a serious painting, lol. I’d say about 4-5 hours of sit down time. Since I have pictures from each stage, I’ve found I prefer the 3rd version the most (posted on the 18th), so it was also a lesson in learning I may not prefer to add all…[Read more]
Thanks so much! It was definitely one of those turning point pieces where I finally PHYSICALLY understood how the negative painting technique works. I often read or see examples of stuff and say oh that’s a great technique, but it’s so different to finally have it click and implement it with some success. I hope to expand upon it even more the…[Read more]
Bob Ross’s show is on Netflix (at the moment) and I love putting it on when I’m going to bed. That or Cosmos, so soothing, lol. Skillshare is awesome too. I’m totally guilty of watching the vast majority of the videos I’ve saved and not following though with the projects, lol.
Dreaming of flowers here too Charlie, at least when I’m not thinking melting snow, wishing I could think it into happening, hehe. I get contemplative during season shifts too. I’m probably a wee bit slower at actualizing my new dreams and goals, but they’re there, building up more like mountains than budding blooms. For starters, I’m planning on…[Read more]
You know, I’ve done that sort of exercise with scribbles, but never thought to do it with paint! I definitely think I need to try that as a warmup or just on its own during a ‘doodle day’. I always have to remind myself to check in with what I really WANT to do. A lot of the time I get so caught up with admiring others work and thinking I want to…[Read more]
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