Friday, February 18, 2011
First I do a sketch of a local building here in lovely Toronto Canada. I did the sketch on real watercolour paper, which I taped down. I do notice there are a few mistakes in the sketch – some of the windows are crooked, and I couldn't figure out how to draw the people – but maybe I can paint over those things later.
Now I cover the rest of the building with masking tape and construction paper . . . by now maybe you're thinking I'm CRAZY, but hold on a minute, hold on . . .
I splatter different colours of paint on the sky to suggest that the winter air is icy cold and seems to crackle! (I got this idea from the book.) And then . . .
And now I just have to figure out what colours to paint the other things in the scene . . . mmm . . .
Oh my goodness look at the time! I should be getting to bed! I'll stick this painting beside the fridge for now, but I'll try to get back to it sometime soon . . .
And I hope to be looking at a book every month, if I can stick with it -- join me won't you!!!