Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Painting!

   

Ellis was still asleep. Everybody in the hotel was asleep. So I set up my watercolors on the coffee table and did my thing my way. Not a single drop of color got anywhere it didn't belong. Yesterday, I 'borrowed' a couple of very nice petit hand towels from the ladies room, which worked much better than cocktail napkins for soaking up excesses. I can now let the housekeepers throw the flowers out as they wanted to two days ago.  The painting is a little overdone, but that was to be expected from someone who was on the brink of going mad due to paint depravation. 

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  1. Beautiful and strong, as is all your work! Love this, Linda!
    Kathryn

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    1. Wet into wet in the room out of the wind worked! Ellis still asleep worked! Borrowing two very nice hand towels worked too--as did doing a preliminary sketch with a marker. I didn't like how the markers worked on the paper, but I decided to not be so picky and carry on. It sure took me a long time to get past my objections to the materials.

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    1. Thanks Judy. I did manage to get something on paper.

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  3. Instead of saying 'I told you so!" I will refer you back to your post of Dec 12th - Bare Essentials.
    I have been watching and grinning...first a sketch...then a small wash and now a full blown beauty of a floral.
    Ha! I knew you could not do it. It takes one to know one!

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    1. Days without making a mark are incomplete.

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  4. I LOVE THIS! Linda, u amaze me... texture, shadowing, lighting... u got it all.

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    1. Thanks Chris. I was rather pleased to get my mojo back.

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