Where to begin. There are many things in progress here. After all, it’s July — the height of summer.
Our side yard with the succulent plantings is filling in nicely.
Here’s a close up of one panel
The male oriole and his entire family — 2 chicks this year! — visit our feeder regularly.
He is simply stunning from any view.
And I’m having more fun than I’m sure the law allows with the sketching and watercolor class. This page represents the last 2 weeks which covered 8 techniques.
Who knew that there was a graphite pencil that you could sketch with and then use your watercolor brush with just water to shade? Check out number 5 on the page. The tissue overlay exercise (#8) was fun — and a real learning experience. I put the adhesive on the back of the tissue and then struggled to apply it to the page. Naturally, I was supposed to apply the adhesive to the page and then lay the tissue over it. I’m learning. *sigh*
I’ve already begun my second page using these techniques. This time the theme is birds. Stay tuned.