I am using a different desk for WOYWW today
as I have started my canvas at last.
I enter a local art show every year
and as usual
I leave it to the last minute to do the paintings.
Of the three I plan to enter,
I have only done two, so I thought I should get started,
since it has to be registered next week!
This is the desk I am using right now.
Sorry about the blurry photo,
I had to stand on a chair to get the shot.
When I use acrylics (in our hot weather)
I find they dry very quickly and a lady taught me this trick.
You use a plastic container (square and flat with a seal lid)
then put in two layers of paper towel and wet it, drain out the excess water,
then cover that with one layer of baking paper.
You blob the paint onto this layer as you would a palette
and mix on there too.
If you put the lid on when finished you can keep the paint
for weeks, works a treat in the heat.
Dribble a little water onto the paper towel layer
(not the top layer)
if it starts to dry out.
This is what I'm working on,
no it's not some kind of weird abstract,
just at the rough in stage.
You can see a photo of brightly coloured fish on my desk (above).
I am changing that picture to look like it is taken at night
I have done a few paintings like this and they look really good.
If you want to see some finished ones they are in this post.
It still has a long way to go,
just hope I get it finished in time.
Last of all,
I have started another ATC.
I used plenty of water with the Twinkling H2O's
but they just went mushy, so will have to play with it more.
It will be a brightly coloured teapot,
Now you've seen mine,
go on over to Julia's
and see all the other desks
around the world
on this fine wednesday.