I try to do a really loose sketch to get ready to actually watercolor. When I start I’m never in the right mind set. This is one of those sketches. I may come back to it later.
So all these “sketches I’ve been doing are background practice for my book. I want the background to look as good as the rest of the picture.
I’m also looking into making prints of my sketches. I will try to find out more then let everyone know if I get them.
Also haven’t been brave and patient enough to try painting with the boys around yet.
This one turned out pretty nice even though it’s actually not a very straight lined cabinet. I painted this one without much interruption.
I think I may try painting while the boys are up. I usually try to wait until a couple are in bed. I have 3 boys under 7 and haven’t had a warm dinner in a long time due to interruptions. I don’t know why I think I’ll be able to paint, but I’ll give it a try.
I wouldn’t say this piece is a success. It has a great effect with the water drop technique, but lacks in planning. I got to caught up doing the plants and should have done the background first. But I was being hounded by a three year old. He kept trying to “help” me paint on my paper. I since have purchased a couple sets of watercolors for him. He has an obsession with green and has completely used all the green out of one set.
Hello I’m the artist of the PanBambina on Etsy and Flickr, by day also known as Andrea Callaway. I’m using this blog to tell stories about my life, children and artwork. I also write children’s stories and my goal is to get a children’s book published and a show in a gallery. I hope a few old friends and new friends join me on my adventures. Thanks for reading!