I had to make myself sit and draw this little lamb. How hard could it be?? Not at all...once I made myself start. So now to the tyvek to draw him on there and start painting.
I feel stuck and down in the dumps. Someone else on their blog called it the EOWS = end of winter slump. Maybe we'll get energized next week or next...whenever the breeze blows a warm breeze and you can open the windows and get some fresh air - and it stops raining.
Anyway, I used the tyvek that a friend sent me (I couldn't get the crease out of it where it was folded and I'd wet it and left it under a gatorboard and heavy books for days so once it's creased, its creased - maybe that could be incorporated into a painting someday). I started on that just playing with color and realized the color really settled into the lines (almost like an inked batik) and I couldn't lift it even though it wasn't staining color. So I will have to think about how to use that paper.
On the tyvek I got from Sandy (which I has coated with matte medium), I drew the lamb and then put a dark shape behind him. I just kept going, trying to shape his wool with colors but not too dark. How many colors can you put into a white lamb? I stopped counting as I was mixing some darks and greys in warms and cools.