Monthly Archives: August, 2014

Okay. Switch it up

I’m moving my dailies over to tumblr. And I don’t know what I’m going to do here, but it depresses me to look at stuff I don’t take a long time on here.

I’m still not sure what I want to do. I just know that I want to have a larger vision than a daily 30 minute watercolor. It’s hard to know what to do when you don’t know where you want to go. I’m hoping to get that figured out soon. Since the kids will be starting school next week (kindergarten! How has my little boy gotten so big?), I’m expecting a little less hectic all day long.

I love my kids, I do, but I hate how my body and mind aren’t my own when they’re around.

Eerie bored children

Tried to capture some children and a dad while out in public today. Practice will help, right?

Just playing with how water works


No, I don’t know why I still think it’s 2008

20140731-222448-80688894.jpg...probably has something to do with the fact that I last worked in 2008. “Worked for money” that should say. I work every single day. Sometimes it’s noticeable. Most of the time it is not.

I love and hate this experiment in watercolor. They’re hard. I can’t fix something when I notice it’s wrong. They’re always wetter or dryer than I think. Colors dry much lighter or much darker than I expect. Layering makes them so much brighter than mixing, but I think it’s more fun to mix, soooooo… I like watching the paint mix on the paper. So much so that I’ll let it happen even if it really shouldn’t. I still don’t know how to make a REALLY dark gray for black (hence my reliance on pens…will the internet approve of my overuse of the word “hence” I actually use it in real life, where I grew up we used a lot of archaic words). My sketch pad paper is not the best quality, compared to others I’ve used. And I forget how much it warps. I REALLY like watching the paint mix on the paper. And run. And make those pretty edge lines where the color dries. It worked one time where a green left a beautiful blue hue all around the edge… yeah, I really like that.