Can you believe it? We are nearing the end of June 2020 already, and our last T for this month.
You are most welcome to join us at Bleubeard and Elizabeth's for T, just share a drink related photo in your post.
Most of last week and allot over the weekend, I have been watching watercolor videos and right now found two instructors I really like.
One is mostly flowers and such which would be pretty for card making and journals, and the other one I found is by Alek Krylow I really like him, he has allot of tutorials that I am learning from and he has a book out printed in Danish, but he is also offering an ebook in English which is actually just a pdf but it's over 100 pages which also includes direct links to his videos. He lowered the price to $5.00-and is just full of information. I am learning allot from him. I think I will be able to finally paint a better sky and water after watching him in his videos.
I am still waiting for my paints, I ordered a couple more tubes to have the colors he suggests. He only uses 9 colors and mixes everything from those. I thought those color charts you see weren't all that useful 'til I saw his and how he explained it all. So I will be making one of those.
The Wal mart brushes just will not do well for these watercolors-they really are super cheap. So I spent most of yesterday online looking for the two brushes he suggests. I guess I also went crazy and purchased two books another one on watercolors and one for drawing-searched around allot online and found the lowest prices I wanted to spend.
Do you see a pattern here? I get excited about new things and then get the supplies. My reasoning-excuse is that I am now retired, 70 and just need to go for it haha
I am more excited about playing with watercolor paints than I was with the acrylics. I will still play with them but I just feel more enthused learning watercolor.
I was really anxious to try out some flowers so I used a little water to soak the pigments out of the watercolor pencils-they are pretty pale as I used too much water, the darker ones was wet paper and drawing with the pencils. I got to try out some brush techniques though
I was planning to go the woods house to work outdoors (Monday morning) but it is so hot and humid here already not a good idea for me. Needed to be out the door by 6 am at the latest.
While watering some plants I noticed several families (waterfowl) together on the lake
So I grabbed my camera
As you can see bright sun, a couple fisherman on the lake, birds singing in the background-this is how peaceful it is everyday except for Friday through Sunday during the summer months.
For my beverage share-I have my decaf coffee with a little cream and a handful of ice cubes.
and Wow-we just don't understand why these huge ocean boats want to be on this lake
Those of you in the USA are you ready for the 4th of July? any plans? We will have a couple friends over Planning on barbecuing baby back ribs, make more ice cream and maybe another cheesecake. also want to pick up some shrimp
Happy T everyone