Not a lot got done in the last week.
Life got in the way again,
with running errands
and boys turnings 21,
it got quite hectic.
I did manage to do a
and you can have a peek at it on my desk today.
I played with my watercolours and only gave myself an hour
to do it, mostly because I was supposed to be cleaning the house,
but also because I want to see what I can do if I don't finish
to a fine detail.
I have to say, I am quite happy with it
but still need lots of practise
at painting these little critters.
I will reveal the whole picture for
this weeks Artist's Playroom
I painted a little more of my fish
over the week and that is where I was today.
I have included some step by step
You may remember that last week I had drawn up the fish
in these two shots I painted the blue background on
and put in some of the darker blue for the fish.
Here I have started to rough in the fish.
I find it's here that their character develops.
This is just to place the colour,
nothing is shaded or blended yet.
It's the ugly stage, where they are rough and ready
but starting to come alive.
I was hoping to finish roughing them all in today
but my little miss is home from school
with yet another cold!!
I will be so glad when winter is over,
bring on spring I say.
My desk is spread around when I paint in the family room,
The plastic pastry storers on the desk
are actually my paint palletes.
I squirt the paint in them and it keeps them wet for weeks,
I have a magnifying glass over the book that I am painting from,
brushes are on the desk, over on the kitchen bench and down on the white table
that Smudge the guinea pig lives on.
My boxes of paints are on the floor.
I like to spread out.
Now you have seen my desks for the week,
hop on over to Julia's
Stamping Ground and see what
everyone else has on
their desks this week.
PS. Sorry it's long Julia
but I only do two posts a week :)