Saturday, January 7, 2017
A friend of mine who visited me in the hospital brought me a sketchbook and a set of watercolor pencils. I have never used this medium. I did some drawing, but it looked like a regular sketch in color. Then I decided to soften certain areas. I didn't have any water, so I used some diet Sprite! It did the trick!
What to paint when there's not much to paint except a parking lot. I love trees, so I eliminated cars and concrete. I left one tree sketched, and softened the rest of the trees. A few birch trees were also left as sketches. The contrast seemed right and emphasized the trees I wanted to highlight. I also resisted the temptation to resort to local color.
After a week long setback and second weeklong stay in the hospital, I am happy to report that I am back with my cousins at their house. The main culprit was two LITERS of fluid that had to be drained so I could breathe! Feels good to have my lungs working again! Now the long work of healing.
Stay tuned! I'll be painting again before you know it!
Posted by Carol Jessen at Saturday, January 07, 2017