|I assure you, it was colder than it looks.|
|Quite literally comparing scars. I tried a Robert Shaw impression. It wasn't good.|
I've been having a little bit of trouble with the old watercolours lately. Part of it is my nasty dabbing habit, part of it is the way I mix, I think. I tend to use pretty watery washes, and build them up with layers. But this leads to a loss of the spontenaity watercolours are so known for. The obvious solution to this is mixing stronger washes and applying the paint in a variety of strokes.
Which is exactly what I am going to do. As part of my whole 'must use spare time more effectively' kick, I've taken to drawing more during my lunch break. If the weather is nice, you'll find me outside, drawing some Galway location. If the weather is nasty (ALWAYS a possibility in Galway), I'll be inside, drawing in the break room.
The simple fact of the matter is, I have to get better at drawing and painting if I want to be the artists I can be. That will only happen through hard work and lots of hours drawing a variety of things.
Bring it on, say I!