Honest, I did not get lost — only sidetracked.
I am sooooooooooo soooooooo ready for spring! I have found myself to be restless and not very motivated. I am thinking it is time to revamp the website and blog. Time for something fresh and new. So watch for some changes to come soon.
I have been hanging around the wet canvas site and I can get so lost there for hours and hours as there is so much information to be found. I joined the spotlight lesson for March which was the color purple. The gentleman that set up the lesson did a great job and so did everyone that participated. When working in pastels you can find yourself hunting through your pastels looking for the right hue and value. Testing it to see if it is right..nope it is not..argh. If you are like me there is not have a local art store so I have to work with what is the box. So I ended up using pinks, mauve, and blues as well as purples to paint this tulip. The thing I am learning to do is to go with “What if”. One reason I think this turned out so well for me was the mixing of the colors rather than relying on just one hue. There is no perfect hue or value but you can get close when you layer and softly blend.
I tried using the Uart sanded paper this time and I really enjoyed it. If you are looking for some great advice and free lessons, check out the wet canvas site as they have so much to offer and everyone is so helpful. And yes I am headed to an online art store, to see if I can find that perfect color I was looking for …shhhh don’t tell .