Monday, January 11, 2010

First wash - 'Face in the Shadows'

The hiatus is over!
I am sitting here working on my desktop whilst my laptop is in for a facial, manicure and clean-up . She was acting up and performing incredibly slow and needed a little boost. The frustration of not being able access my blog these last couple of days was so infuriating to say the least but we found the problem and it's now something of the past.

Today I finally got round to painting after a long hiatus. My holiday down at the coast for our summer break was magic but just not the right kind of weather to be indoors painting, . I did however take my watercolour travel kit down to the beach with me in the hope of doing a few sketches to paint larger pieces when I got back to our holiday home. Instead I got so engrossed in a wonderful book.... I did manage to do a few rough sketches one morning under the umbrella after I got a little too sunburnt the day before. I'm also not one for sitting on the beach with people peering over my shoulder to see what I'm are painting. I had lost my muse a bit there as life was just too busy and to crown it all, I had left my quality watercolour paper back home and was saddled with inferior paper.

Sheepishly, I felt justified that the my bag of art supplies took preference over the hubby's golf clubs in the trailer, as I got a few sketches in and it did get used. Anyway, I have decided that this year is going to be MY year and I'm going to paint and paint and paint!

Hope you all have a wonderfully fulfilling 2010 and achieve all you have set out to do this year. Thank you all for your support in my blog, I'll continue to keep you up-to-date in all I achieve this year.

This is a first wash of something I have in mind..... working from my imagination, I am going to see what develops here.....................


Jean Haines ASWA said...

Guess why I am pleased Debbie?

It is fabulous to see you working with washes as they are so helpful at creating wonderful effects.Well done and Keep going,don't stop here!

Debbie said...

I new you would approve Jean, Thank you! I did this smiling with you in mind, and thinking whilst sloshing the colours on ... why I hadn't really tried a little patience before hand. (because you need insurmountable patience)and not be tempted to 'finish' it in one sitting.

You are so right about 'water'. At one stage I thought I'd ruined it but walked away and let the first wash dry.

I feel that this painting is going to have more depth than usual as I have had to restrain myself from whizzing through it like I always tend to do. I really enjoyed painting these washes......... watch this space as I work on the stages of development.

Thank again for encouraging me!

Debbie said...

OOhh the spelling..!!!!!!!!!!!..... my bad! sorry!

jane minter said...

1st and 2nd wash have a wonderful feel to it debbie ... looking foward to the next step