This is the scary stage when all the colors are wet and blotchy, but if you notice how light her hands look, you will see how light her face will dry. this helps to get all those colors that are underneath her skin. (I've taken to staring at folks with lots of colors and textures in their skin, and am trying to reproduce that.) As I did with "The Student", I am trying to have the light reflect from the quilt to her face.
Soooo. while the wash (watercolor) is drying on "The Quilter", I am doing wash (for real) and working on some small still life paintings. I like to have two or three going with the same theme (fruit) so I can do a small area and move on to the next while the others dry. This makes the most of the time I have to paint, and keeps me in the right mindset. If I go out to the kitchen or (yikes!) run the vacuum, I get out of the "flow" and sometimes don't get back to painting until the next week. This way I get more done in a small amount of time. I find I also relax and enjoy it more, because I am not interrupting my process, just working on a different sheet of paper.
HAVE A GREAT WEEK, HAPPY PAINTING! :)
After turning the clocks back, I decided to make the most of my "extra" hour by getting back into my daily habit of painting. I got "The Quilter" transferred to the Watercolor paper while the paint dried on these small still life paintings.
The advantage of working small paintings is that you can work on several at a time, and always have something to work on "while paint dries".
I also decided on my Christmas Card, with the help of my husband. We are doing something a little different this year, simply because it made us laugh.... hope you all will enjoy it too! :)
I think it is important to share our process with others, just as we gain from watching other artists work.