Lidzey Exercise 4 - Still Life
The book, "Watercolour Workshop" has exercises, demos and projects. . . I'm referring to all as exercises and assigning numbers just to keep it all uniform on my computer. Having said that, this was really a step-by-step demo. It's done on the Lama li paper - which I'm getting a bit more used to - and several pigments were used. I'm fairly happy with it, as always there's bits that I'd do differently if I do it again. I guess that's what learning is all about anyway. Ever since I worked through the Pike book, I've gotten more comfortable with flat brushes and find myself using them more than my old beloved rounds! It's always nice to step out of our comfort zone and find we like the alternative as much as or even better. I did NOT like the flats the first several times I used them, but I perservered and it's been worth it. I'm also using as large a brush as possible for as long as possible. I do think that has helped me get a bit looser, although I've quite a ways to go to attain the level of looseness I desire.
Well, the wood flooring FINALLY came in and was delivered yesterday. The workers are scheduled to start on Monday -so, yipee!! I'll be in a mess again all next week, but we are in the final stretch and I'm SO READY!!
I took our new (2 week old) grandson to the doctor yesterday as he's got a head cold and we were starting to get concerned. He doesn't have congestion in his lungs (which is what I was fearful of) and my "home" remedy of using saline solution and an aspirator is exactly what the doctor said to do--so we will continue with that care and watch him CLOSELY! I'm afraid I was rather firm with his mom -- ABSOLUTELY NO SICK VISITORS!! I'm picking them up and bringing them to my house today -- maybe it's my "control" nature, but I feel better if I see him for myself and administer some good ol' fashioned granny care.