Have been away for a while ... the hurrier I go, the behinder I get. Am trying to finish up summer classes and prepare for early fall classes, and I get "clutched." So, I went back to doing some watercolor batiks to relax into and play a little bit. Well, of course, I am still clutched. Got to punch through!
So, I took an old "blah" watercolor of mine, and copied it onto some rice paper. Was not thrilled with the outcome, so did two more. Like Goldilocks I am trying to figure out which is "just right." I am thinking that none of them are just right, but each of them have elements I like, and, of course, a few parts that I am not too happy with. But, I am not going to beat myself up, because I am beginning to figure out how much of a drawing I need to do, how much spattering I want to do, and how much paint [i.e., value] I need to use.
Talk about needing to punch through, I look at several of my most recent posts, and see that they are all watercolor batiks. I need to get back into doing some more serious [ not TOO serious] work. I have a couple of acrylics I am working on, and I have done a few quick watercolor demos in watercolors that are "okay," but nothing that thrills me.
Oh well, like I say ... the hurrier I go ... shows, classes, and a couple of workshops that I will be giving, and a coule I will be taking. Woo hoo! THAT'S what I need, some nurturing "me" time in a workshop I will be taking! More to follow!