11 August 2018
It seems so obvious now but it wasn't a month ago. I was making two copies of each drawing so that if I messed up on one, I had back-up.
However, the smarter approach is to pick the part of the drawing that you are most likely going to mess up and start there. When you mess it up, you chuck it right away. Aaah... lightbulb. Or as Sumi-san used to say, "All learning is self learning."
This post is dedicated to the Hogarth sisters.
7 July 2018
The beauty and frustration of working with watercolour is that you really cannot control everything. You can control some things, but at the end of the day the watercolour gets its way too. The drawings above are throw-aways. There are elements I would like to recreate, like how the shoulder in silhouette is washed out by the sun.
And I am working in a beautiful studio space for two months. It is near the railroad and the old BC sugar refinery. The skylights bring in a ton of natural light, and my desk is right next to a sink. How perfect is that?