It is important for me to have rhythm and structure in my life. These two elements allow me the freedom to create. I have also learned that the way I begin my day is vital.
I am using watercolour paper with a neutral ground which I applied some time ago. Remember when working from a ground…it is important to let the ground colour dry at least 24 hours before painting…otherwise mud is likely to occur!
This took about 20 minutes and along with the music was a very soothing exercise….and at the same time, I now feel awake and fortified to listen to the news or whatever else the day has to throw at me:)
Note in the finished sketch…I have allowed colours to bleed into one another…..
I had a lovely visit with Bonnie Halsey Dutton, who is now staying in Paris with our mutual friend, the artist Mariethe Salort, and then she is on her way to a summer school in Orvieto, Italy. I will write a separate blog about our time together along with some photographs.
Wishing everyone a peaceful, loving day.