Well, I have to say it…How ’bout those COLTS!!!!
Ok, now that that’s off my chest… Yesterday I took the small drawing of an oriental head made in drawing class and did a 5 X 7 painting.
Being a frugal ex-manager I decided to use a pad of watercolor paper that I bought on sale – who knows when. It is Canson 60# (why would I buy 60#????) and is a hot pressed surface. My watercolor paint just sat on the surface and there were areas that resisted the paint. Almost like Bristol board. Things were not going well…but I pulled out my handy, dandy travel set of Pelikan Gouache paint (not used since I was in Oberammergau with my Mother in 1991) and my problem was solved.
Believe it or not this is actually very close to what the masterpiece looks like, Including the weird hands that he intends to use to “get” someone. Painting this was fun and a nice break from the type of paintings I normally do. And Irina will be happy I did so much painting from my drawings.