Okay, I know my name is not Bernadette but that title had such a nice ring to it. And I have been gone for a while. Seems like my posting stopped about the time Summer of Color went away. I think that was just a coincidence – I think that life just got in the fast lane and before I realized it, weeks have gone by since my last post!
Life and art are moving forward. I’ve been mostly dabbling in watercolor – taking on-line classes from Jacqueline Newbold, Diana Gessler and I just started an art journaling class with Jane LaFazio.
Just when I think I have something down, I try something new and it doesn’t work quite as well as I’d like, but that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? I’m trying to get used to using brushes that have a water reservoir after using standard brushes dipped in water and finding them harder to manage, but they are also the best tool to take along to sketch.
And that’s what I’m working toward – becoming a better watercolor sketcher. Feeling confident enough to pull out my sketchbook to record a moment in time, whether it is in my hood or when I’m halfway across the world. I so admire folks who can do that and have sketchbooks of their trips.
The above sketch isn’t perfect, but it is me and in “my style” which is beginning to emerge. The proportions aren’t perfect but in Jane’s course I’m learning to look and take the time to “see” the object I’m drawing and get all the lines and nuances captured. I’m excited because I have an in-person journaling class with Jacqueline Newbold when CREATE comes to Seattle in October. It will be just before we take off for a two-week vacation where I hope to spend time journaling each day. I have high hopes.
What have you all been up to?