Continuing on with my first lesson of January 2014 for the students when they return after the holidays...pink is the new, um...black? No. That can't be right! ha ha
For someone who loves all blues, I do tend to wear a lot of pink, raspberry, mauve, etc. so what's that all about? Oh, who cares?!?
Here are the next steps of the pink flamingo in a single color (Permanent Alizarin Crimson by Daniel Smith).
1. The masking fluid (Pebeo Drawing Gum) is off and some areas are darker and some more salt-textured sprinkles were added here and there.
2. Going just about as dark as I want in the darkest areas except for the legs and bill. While I don't normally have the patience to layer colors, this is kind of interesting in that it's just a single color and you're seeing how very pale and how very dark you can go with one color. And I've not used Permanent Alizarin Crimson much at all (although I have it on my palette) - so it's my new 2014 color of choice!
While I'm working on this, I'm also working on my program for the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. I give the program in January - the date is the 8th so we don't cut into members' holiday gatherings or travels the first week of January. I'm going to be using our projector and DVD player to show a DVD of Birgit O'Connor to the group and then we'll all try to paint along with what she is doing. I'll just lead the showing of the DVD and have some handouts, etc. The meeting will be set up like a mini workshop with tables for the members to sit around and paint on. So...I have to do some practicing and getting used to the projector and get some copies made and I have to do some painting of the subject - a canna - using her wet-in-wet technique.
As for time in between these two projects, I have wrapping of gifts to do, sending out of the last batch of holiday cards, and scheduling get-togethers and such - plus I have to make time for my Pilates sessions so I don't get too big on cookies and candies and pies and holiday fudge and punch and all that - I wonder how many calories one consumes at a typical holiday gathering where there are so many munchies out? Maybe I don't want to know! ha ha
May your days be happy and bright,
And may your bum remain tight in spite
of the holiday goodies consumed in the night!
And thank you for taking this journey with me this year, especially those who have hung in there through the years :)