This is a picture I had of my kitty Oliver looking out the window. He was sitting facing me but had turned his head looking over his shoulder. Below I wanted to post what I’m starting to do to keep track of my color mixtures and what was used in a painting. I don’t know how other artist do it. but I think for me it just might work.
so I am going to start cutting my paper bigger and construct my painting shifted over so I have an area to test paints and jot down the names of the colors used. This way when a painting is all done . This can be cut off and labeled which painting these colors where used on and also if I get a great mixture.. it will be there for me to repeat again in a different painting. The date started and finished name of paper used. Also who what where on the back. what the inspiration was as well.. It need not be a novel but if you want to recall all these details why not file it some where to have it when needed.
A shot of kitty a little bit further a way. It measures 5.7 on arches 300 pound paper. Using Daniel Smith watercolors.
I really struggled with this one. Over all in the end I was happy with how it turned out. Not even close to the picture I used for inspiration. It was an owl. Not sure what people see when they look at those piercing eyes. I am finding more and more, I use less of the picture and just do what my painting soul tells me to do.
This painting is not very big, its about 7 inches by 9 inches done on 300 pound with Just slightly textured surface. I love the heavy papers.. no taping no stretching and no curling.