Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Day 60- And how a skunk changed the course of things-

 
Day 60- And how a skunk changed the course of things-
watercolor 7,5 x 11 inches
 
There I was in my studio setting things up, feeling not that up to it, when a skunk, all bright and bushy tailed happened to drop by for a visit. Mad rush for camera ensued. But then I thought, no, enough is enough. I will have some fun and so I painted half from memory, half from observation and yes I confess I actually made some things up! In fact I like my initial 'warm up' very much, because I used a ball point pen to draw something like the pattern of the fence across the street. And now I am set to pursue this way of painting for at least the next month. (So soon I will be painting in the birdies I have been breathlessly running after but have invariably ended up way too small in my photos and made me want to cry. Now I will just imagine them and paint them singing. Done.)


 
(warm-up)Study No 75-
watercolor and ball point pen on vintage paper.
6 x 9 inches.
 
Happy hugs-

8 comments:

Kristen Donegan said...

:) Imagination is always so much more fun!
what a good looking skunk! and I love the pattern of trees bushes in the background- so nice to see the results as you change your mind...

annamaria said...

Thank you so much Kristen for the positive feedback on my new path!
;-)

Sophie Munns said...

I'm in love with study 75 and I pinned it and tweeted it to share with others. LOVE this story too...
More please Annamaria!

annamaria said...

Thank you so much Sophie!XXXXX

Dana Barbieri said...

Love that study.

annamaria said...

Thank you Dana;-)

Kathleen Maunder said...

I love both skunks and the fence pattern. I smile so often when I read your posts. Thank you for sharing your process. I hope some of your courage rubs off onto me! :)

Kim Baise said...

ohhh annamaria, i especially love these skunk paintings and the story. your watercolors are perfection and it's fantastic how you incorporate lattice and lines and ballpoint pen in your work...(like the piece i own that hangs in our kitchen:)