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Friday, September 02, 2016

On the 2nd Day of September

Twas the 2nd Day of the (29 Faces) Challenge  and I barely managed to do a quick little painting; scan it, blog it and post it - get it online before the clock strikes 12!
This painting was done in watercolor with colored pencils and a stamp.

Girl in Blue

Getting Back in the Groove!

After being the child care provider for my little granddaughter for the past 5 years, Miss Lily started Kindergarten! That has freed me up to make a heck of a lot more effort towards my art adventures.
Hooray! I will miss my daily dose of Lily Rain, but I still get to see her a lot as she lives right above my place.

A few years back I joined a facebook group called 29 Faces with Ayala Art. Currently there is a September Challenge to paint a face a day. I painted one yesterday but didn't get a chance to post it.
So here it is.... I love challenges because they help me to paint daily and explore mediums.


A Few More Days of Summer
Watercolor

One thing I wanted to experiment  with is painting on a DIY absorbent ground.
I had a book of watercolor paper that I didn't like the way it absorbed the paint, so I decided to paint the ground on it and see what happens. The ground is not as absorbent as paper of course, but I liked the way I could lift off the colors. I think I will paint all my 29 faces with this ground and see where it goes and what I learn about it. I am also trying to paint a bit more loosely.