Tuesday, September 18, 2018

From the Familiar to the Un...

The familiar: Line sketches at the market, and taking notes.
These notes from a gallery talk at the Farnsworth.
More notes, these from attending a workshop.
 Out to dinner at Darby's: 
A surprise~ The Celtic Music jam session!
It was heaven! The lady at the bar thought so too. 
Especially when she got up & started step dancing!
 The Annual Fiber College at a campground in Searsport. 
Another surprise: 
My favorite Belfast Bay Fiddlers 
were playing on a sunny, breezy
late summer day! 
After a short watercolor workshop & some sketching,
my senses were open & ready!
This lady was spinning wool while listening.
And now the less familiar. 
Experimenting with watercolor.
Oooooh, juicy. It's not you painting,
it's you letting the watercolors express themselves,
say my teachers. But studying & notes help with that process.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

A Time to Experiment

 I started a new journal book
devoted to only experimenting with watercolor.
Using some colors I wouldn't ordinarily use.
 I've been trying some different approaches,
but sometimes, change comes hard...
and what I'm doing doesn't seem to be all that different.
And when I move into some really new territories
it may not be something I will share at first...