Eva... so glad John's procedure went well! Sounds like you both could use a relaxing weekend though
Hi Margo, we haven't met yet... where's the land of enchantment? Sounds beautiful.
We finally got some decent snow this week. It's been such a weird winter, almost no snow and rarely below -10C, so wrong. But it looks like March is hitting us with a blast of the real thing... the snow part, at least. I had to wade through about a foot of it this morning walking Coco to the end of the drive. I don't normally do that anymore, btw, since Alida is nearly 10 now, but since big sis spent the night with about 200 kids at Manipogo up in St. Laurent, Coco was feeling a little lost this morning. She's not used to sleeping in a room by herself, and the house was just too quiet, I think, even though I tried to make up for it by singing the good morning song really loudly to wake her up. She didn't even want to go to school today, and that's never happened before. Poor thing. Anyway, Alida will be back from her adventure this afternoon, so all will be right in her little world again then.
Hi Debby... oh you're brave... waves are tough! Gel pens work quite well, or a bit of acrylic, to get your whites back. Another thing I'd suggest is to experiment with a craft blade, just lightly scrap the paper to lift the top layer off a little here and there (works best on heavier paper and non-staining pigments, but it's worth trying). You might also try strategically adding a little white paint splatter by tapping a loaded brush on your finger (practise first, and don't forget to mask off areas you want to protect!
) Sounds like you got some good critiques there already. The only thing I'd add is that the rocks could use a shadow to ground them a little more. We did this exercise last year at Arts West artist retreat where we painted a handful of pebbles. Later on at home I painted them again pointing strong light from different angles at them and painting the different shadow lengths. It's really cool, the interesting shapes you get... completely changes your empty space shapes too.
I have to watch my internet time closely these days, but I'll try to check in a little more regularly so I don't shock you so much when I do pop up
Have a great day all!