A rainy, blowy, cold morning. Yuk! This has been another busy week. Today will be my fourth day at the Art Museum. I am doing two Family Tours today and am talking about Animals in Art in the Asian and American Galleries. I have heard that the Family Tours are very enjoyable to do and they are only 30 minutes each. This could be a great experience!
I have been painting this week but not very productively. I have been working on an ATC of a Dinosaur toy that my grandsons used to play with. For some reason this one has not gone well. I even scrubbed it out and started over using the “ghost” image. I am about to scrap it and start over. I did finish a 7″ X 10″ watercolor of a Bird-of-Paradise that went reasonably well. I think it is interesting even if I am not totally happy with my original drawing now that I see it painted.
This was really an exercise in splashing paint on wet paper to help me loosen up after my problems with the ATC. I used mask to help hold the shape of the petals. Really relaxing experience. And I went for BOLD color! Kind of a slam! bam! pow! painting.
By the way the new Asian rotation at the IMA includes some absolutely beautiful scrolls from both Japan and China. I am going back to try my sumi-e cherry and plum blossoms again. I am really inspired!