Well, February is over and I’m not going to miss it. When I started this blog I was determined that I wouldn’t use it as a platform for whining or complaining about things. I looked through some old journals and found that February tends to be my worst and whiniest month, so that’s why I’ve not been posting so much. So glad it’s March and I feel like I’m over my February funk. Do you find February to be just a waste of a month too?
During my month of whining, fretting, and being generally dissatisfied with things I managed to get more practice in with watercolor portraits. I used a photo of myself taken by my husband as a reference here. I totally missed on the likeness, I was focusing more on using color and observing how my glazes were working out. Here I used raw sienna, scarlet lake, ultramarine blue, and violet. I used a little payne’s gray in the hair.
This is one of my better efforts for the month and I’m really pleased with my progress with watercolors. I have so much to learn about the medium and about using color, but I have good instincts, so I am encouraged. It’s hard to believe that this time last year I was totally afraid of using watercolor. Now I’m really enjoying it.