Monday, April 23, 2012
Usually I can dig up some motivation but today a combination of it being a drizzly day and having no ideas of what to paint made painting a frustration. I started looking through my old, tired reference photos and found this lone fuchsia.
I also tried a different paper for this one. A friend gave me a sample pack of Kilimanjaro paper and I chose one of the 300# pieces. I've used Arches 300# before and generally like it but all of the heavy papers tend to suck up the paint and the colors that look so nice and rich when wet fade dramatically when they dry. I lost all of my lights too but that had more to do with not paying attention than a problem with the paper so I played with a pen that has opaque white ink that I just got to add some playful white accents. I'm not sure whether or not I like this paper but I will give it another try when I'm in a better mood.
Image size 4" x 6"