Sunday, February 14, 2016

Herding Cats and Slogging Paint

I made myself sit down and finally do some drawing on the cats. Some I did free-hand from the photos, others I used a grid over the photos on the computer screen. They were difficult - the photos were not the best for gleaning information. I think I had my nose almost pressed to the computer screen at times to see! But it's a start.

Masked, then wet-in-wet with indanthrone blue.

Again wet, and drizzled on some quin. rose and quin. gold from the top.

In hindsight, I probably should have left it at this stage for background darkness.

I did a pour-drizzle from the top onto wet paper, using a mixture of indanthrone, quin. rose and the gold...

... let it dry, then painted islands and two small fishing boats in the distance. The closer seiner is yet to be done. I'm not sure if I like it or not - it's rather dark.

In the world of Horse, I had a set-back with Bruno. We were out in the park a week and a half ago, and he thought he saw a leaf making a move to attack. He dropped under me about six inches, and spun like a dervish. I flew off his back, and slammed down partly into a soft ditch, but managed to crack my head onto hard-packed gravel. He hadn't taken off far, so I got him, took the reins and walked him back to the start of the trail so I could use the mounting block. And we did the trail again, this time with no accident. I was stiff and sore from the landing, and later started getting very dizzy and nauseated, so I must have received a fairly decent concussion. I have tried to take it easy, but I'd like to start riding again next week - going squirrelly without my dose of horse!

That's it for this week. Thank you so much for dropping by!