|Day Three: Bougainvillea|
(8 x 10 Watercolor & Soft Pastel)
Now that is not to say I like all types of art. There are some I never mention to my students at school because my students think, "if Jackson Pollock made it but throwing paint on a canvas so can I". One year I went to the back of the room and found just that...paint all over the room because a couple of my students wanted to be Jackson Pollock! I wanted to throw some stuff around about then, too, in fact, I wanted to throw a couple of boys but I restrained myself and handed them the cleaner and rags. Teaching is a great exercise in patience! Don't you think, Patricia? I'll bet you and I could swap stories!
All that to say that this little painting started off randomly colored with primary colors in a light wash of color and allowed to dry all before I did the drawing on the paper. In fact, I did not even know what the drawing was going to be. I figured I was going to let the colors lead me. Once I established my plan of action, and started painting I found some of my colors were not as vivid as I wanted due to an underlying color previously applied. In the end I opted to bring back some lost colors using my new Prismacolor NuPastels purchased after Spring Break. The pastel was applied lightly (with no smudging) so the original watercolor shows through. (By the way, I am not the originator of this idea. Jeannette Cuevas has been doing it for years and her work is beautiful.)
I haven't got an idea what tomorrow's painting will be.
I'll think I will sleep on it.
After all....tomorrow is a new day!