Transparent watercolor on Fabriano 17 x 23 cm
I think this is the first time I have ever set up a still life to paint. It wasn't so bad. I needed to get that sushi in there somewhere for Karin Jurick.
I have been very preoccupied, excited, having fun getting ready for my trip to the
The following can be filled under"probably more than you wanted to know".
I have gone through all my watercolors and chosen the 20 colors I am going to take with me (closest to the colors he recommends).
I made new value charts, mixing charts and even glazing charts with all 20. (This is just one of the mixing charts. I think there are 6 altogether.)
(I say "even glazing" because C Reid doesn't use that technique, but I thought, why not, as long as I am being obsessive.)
I have reread all 5 books I have by him. I cleaned and sorted all my brushes.
I have a new easel, a new, smaller folding palette and I have been trying to work exclusively on it so I will be used to it, and the angle I will need to use to paint. (I usually paint either flat on my little desk - to the right on the photo- or on my lap outside.)