Tuesday, June 29, 2010

...on green!

I'm starting to get into this.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

... on a little more painting.

My box of paints has been sitting out on my table for a few weeks now. Every so often my Prussian Blue will call out to me, and I'll paint some more clouds.
Then I accidently dripped some water on a fresh pageful of blue, which made a nice cloudy thing all by itself. I added rain.
Clouds, rain, Prussian blue and my new favourite: an old tube of Oxide of Chromium gouache - all very good for the soul.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

... on a little painting.

It's C's birthday today, and he's impossible to buy for. He'd prefer to pretend he's not having a birthday at all, and as he's a bit anti-'stuff' right now, I can't buy him 'stuff'. So the options become 'get him something he needs' or 'get him an experience' or 'get him membership to the Queensland Donkey Society' - which is what I did last year.
This year, we're going to go shopping for a new pair of jeans, so I pulled out my box of watercolours and some paper, and did a little painting to act as the Official Shopping Invite.
It's been a long time since I played with my watercolours, and I really really enjoyed it! I may need to do some more in the coming weeks.

There's a story that goes with that box of watercolours. I was living out of home for the first time, working only part time, so money was tight. For some reason I had a scratchie - it was a Trivial Pursuit scratchie, I think they cost $2. I won $100 on that scratchie, and I went down to the local art supplies shop and bought $100 worth of Winsor & Newton Artists' Water Colour paint - about 12 tubes at the time. Bliss!