I accidentally did something this week without thinking about it. I painted.
I’m trying to recount how that happened. I believe I had some spare Time (read my thoughts on Time).
Without thinking I simply sat down and did a quick watercolour sketch. It worked!
The process was colour washes first with a landscape composition in mind. Using an ink pen, I then started sketching over top looking for the essence of a landscape in the watercolour washes.
I was quite pleased with the result … so, as I often do, I exploited myself and did several more during the week. They all look pretty much the same except for the last one.
I hope to continue down this path. My intention is to do the same “colour sketch” each time — more or less. I plan to treat them similar to “My Dailies”. This means the same painting everyday — but different. I won’t hold myself to do one every single day though, as I do with “My Dailies”.
At this time I am trying to find the best balance of “paper size” vs. “time to complete”. The quicker I can do these “colour sketches” the better (not too quick of course).
I have only done 6 so far. They only require about 30 minutes of my time. I will take the good with the bad. The goal is to “just do it”!
Have a look at my “colour sketches” below.
So did I do any drawing? Umm … one graphite drawing.
Yeah I know — slacker!
Actually it’s a matter of other “non-artsy things” requiring my attention. That is why I am amazed that I somehow found the time to start “mostly daily colour sketches”.
Next week shall tell me if I have managed to keep the paint flowing.
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