On Saturday morning I was waiting for a doctor's appointment and I thought, "Why not step outside into the parking lot, target some trees, and try to do a quick sketch in ink and watercolor?" (And I'd meet Everyday Matters Challenge no. 15 - Draw a tree or trees, leaves or branches.)
I am amazed at how portable watercolor is, and I am falling in love with the medium. I am determined to learn to use it well, so of course I must practice and use it in different ways.
It was like a race: the time of the appointment, my finish line. How much should be in ink? How much watercolor? Where to apply the colors? Go, go, go!
So, as always inspired by Nina Johansson, and more particularly for this sketch by her latest post, I gave it a try, and this is the result. And I'm moderately pleased, although it is clear that I have so many more races to run. But I think I learned a few things.
I especially like this section:
So did I mention I live in Miami, and that it was at least 90 degrees outside? When I was done, in time for the doctor, it looked like I had just run the marathon.
But what a moment! I crossed that finish with hands held high (and a brush in one of them).. And while I wasn't anywhere near first place, I wasn't last either.
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