Wednesday, 7 September 2011
It has felt like Spring all day in the studio as I have been painting the watercolour layers for my gerberas. They have languished in my file for over a week, possible two, but after a trip to the grocery shop after school drop off this morning and being confronted with the baskets of glorious obscenely brightly coloured gerberas I came home and got back to it.
It was a perfect painting day, and the studio was so welcoming and I managed to get two layers of watercolour down and even started on the first few petals in polychromos before the after school onslaught began. I love this stage when the depth and tone are just starting to emerge and it is as if the flower is unfurling one drawn petal at a time. You get a great sense of accomplishment as it emerges and the colours spread from the top left of your work, and slowly walk their way down the page. Roll on tomorrow and another glorious drawing day.