Well, if you’ve been missing some posts here from the Creative Spark that’s because I’ve been hit with some of this crummy winter illness that has been running around like crazy. And I have to admit, I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired. That’s it- I’m done, kick that crap out of here.
Probably the worst part of not feeling well was not even feeling like painting. So when I actually got back to the studio even just to sketch a bit I knew I was on the road to recovery.
I used a simple basil leaf from the kitchen to compose a page in the sketchbook here. I also showed how I mixed the green colors that I used. I never use a green directly from the tube, always mix your green to get a more vibrant color and one that resembles nature. We all know that yellow and blue make green but there is an infinite number of combinations to create glorious greens. And let those colors mix and mingle right on the paper instead of mixing them together on the palette. It looks so much more interesting than just a flat color.
Well, now that I’ve done a bit of sketching I think I’m ready to work on some of those larger paintings that have been calling my name….