I’m not sure why I never considered painting my mom’s teacups before, but for now it feels so right. Adding objects from around my house to round out the composition is an easy task – there is lots of “stuff” from which to choose. I like adding some food to the picture it feels comfortable.
In the spirit of learning, a blog friend suggested watching Charles Reid videos. This was really helpful. In the video, he has suggestions on composition, mixing colors, and applying washes. He is inspirational and makes it all look so easy.
As summer approaches, I have started to gather information for sketching and painting outside. Another blog friend mentioned urbansketchers.com and dannygregory.com for tips on sketching outside. Both links are helpful. Lots of people seem to like the Moleskin bound sketch books. If you have another suggestion I would love to know. The jury is still out on using watercolor pencils, watercolor pens, or a small transportable palette with tube paint. What do you use? I’m interested and want to begin to organize materials, but definitely want to consider traveling “lightly.”