Tuesday, April 20, 2010
watercolor paper and goslings
Today I returned to the river....but........ I forgot my pastels. How could I forget them you ask?? Yesterday I took them out of my backpack. I felt I should clean the box and replace the tiny pieces with bigger same color pieces. Long way of saying I left the box in my studio. I didn't notice till I was parked, so I dug around in my trunk. Low and behold there was a long discarded watercolor pad of inexpensive Cotman watercolor paper. Off I went.
Now the goal was different I had to make the painting without my treasured pastels! Yipes! The painting gives me an idea for a bigger one. I did second in a slightly different place. I will post it tomorrow.
One side note: the goslings are out. The Canadian Geese parents crossed the path in front of me. Following them were 5 lemon headed goslings. The parents headed down the steep bank. The goslings stopped and squeaked. One parent came back and encouraged movement. Like tumbleweeds two rolled down the bank and then popped up, kept walking. Oooooooh I love my job!