August was not as artistically creative as I was hoping. I did get a new opaque watercolor palette (I need to stop) and a set of cheap gouache tubes (I really need to stop) because I’ve come to hate mixing colors. Ok, that’s not totally true. I just love having crazy colors right out of the tube. And some you just can’t mix right…like purple. But anyway, September and October have some exciting events coming up, so I’ll post more later 😉
I spent a whole week at Camp Mather out in the Stanislaus National Forest. So beautiful! But ZERO internet. The camp is also close to Yosemite Valley. So it was time to test out my little Koi Pocket Field Sketch Box. Also came with a pre-fillable-with-water paint brush.
I signed up for an online “self-paced” watercolor class. Although some of the topics I’m already familiar with, it’s nice to watch the teacher’s techniques for applying the paint. And since I’ve never really tackled watercolors before, why not start at the beginning? This is where I started on one of my paintings and I feel like I’ve already ruined it ~ not in this picture — I actually really like how this looks…I kept working on it after I took this picture and don’t like how I changed it.
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Mixed media: Watercolor, gouache, Sharpie pen