We just got back from a short trip to see a relative for her 86th birthday so I haven’t had a great deal of studio time lately. And with my parents moving closer to us over the next month, art time is still going to be at a premium. And to top it off, my old Dell laptop decided to aggravate me today. Although I always have it plugged in, today the internal battery finally died and for some reason it decided that the wall plug-in was inadequate. No editing program for the pictures so you get to see my unadjusted photos. I’ll have to figure out something pretty quickly so I can at least crop and reduce the jpeg size to post. I am quite frustrated right now.
Today I painted an abstract background on a small watercolor board and after it was dry, I picked out some floral shapes with the nib and the technical pen. Then I went back and added more watercolors to define them better. I washed the background with yellow ocher to unify it a bit and put on some dabs of white to brighten the flower centers. I am not quite sure how I feel about it yet. I actually painted it rotated 90 deg clockwise, but I liked it better hanging this way. Tomorrow will tell the tail.
So it seems that I will be concentrating on squeezing in some smaller pieces for the time being and no large, elaborate architecturals. Maybe studio life will be a bit more organized by the 4th of July.
Okay, so I was able to update the photo. Here is a better picture.