I hope you don't mind if I do a total 180 today and share something I did today instead a week or so ago. Today is rainy and gloomy and cold so what better to do than paint. It's something I always do in the spare of the moment when I'm in the mood for a little practice. The one thing I've learned is to practice, practice, practice. You can't sit around wishing you could do this or that, you just have to do it and everything else will fall into place. Learning how to use different mediums takes practice. Today I was loving my little leaves so I painted a few pages of them!
And the other lesson in this little watercolor practice was learning to use what you have. I find it very hard to pay 6.99 or 13.99 for one little tube of watercolor so I use my beginners set and a few other colors that I've gotten over time and mix the colors until I like them. I love these soft greens and olives!
Oh how I had to laugh when I realized I wrote 2013 on one of them in my haste to write something! Ha, oh well it's just practice!
I'm sure I will get around to mixing up the colors a bit to include some lavenders and yellows but I've always loved a more monochromatic look.
Hope you all are staying warm and dry this week, it's been a heck of a season!