Today I am awaiting the delivery of some new kit for the studio. Well, I hope I will get a delivery today, as the courier claims I haven't been in the last three days running. Hmm, are you quote sure there chaps. With a car parked on the drive and lights on, I would say that is a fair indication of someone being in. And if you can't find a house that's less than 30 miles from the depot, someone has a terrible sense of direction.
Well, rather than dwell on the tracking of my goods I decided to get on with a little prep for my next workshop. Of course there will be a festive theme for this one and nothing says Christmas quite like holly, ivy and mistletoe and making a gift for someone special is such a lovely thing to do at this time of year. So, having purchased some plain cards to show off their efforts, I think there will be plenty of hand painted cards being handed out by my students in the area this year.
|Some of the colours used today.|
Indanthrene Blue, Quinacridone Gold
Sennelier Yellow Light, French Ultramarine and Light Red.
Some Lemon Yellow here and there also went into the mixes.
|Moving a tracing around to get the best position|
|Testing some of the possible mixes|
|Wet-in-wet washes for the leaves|
|Getting the first wash on the stem|
|Greeny greys are perfect for the berries|
Unfortunately I can clearly see some errors on this little sketch. It just goes to show that you cannot do good work when you are upset, and almost incandescent with rage over incompetent companies who cannot get the simplest things done.