RAW UMBER VIOLET
Raw Umber Violet is still all the things it was two days ago. If you feel like you were just here, it is because I did just paint with it.
This is how it goes, you buy a new sketchbook, and you have to get over the fear of messing it up. Be brave, just paint, right? And then it happens, a painting goes terribly awry, or you misspell something, or spill a big blotch of ink in the middle of a page. Much like a new car, for me, I can't seem to go more than a few days without a rock chip in my windshield. So yes, new sketchbook, and I messed up the third page. I grabbed the same color I had used two days ago and starting this painting. So, rather than rip the page out, I am going to be brave and just roll with. Maybe the next new sketchbook I will do what I have threatened to with a new car and just throw a rock (or pebble) at the windshield before I drive off the lot and be done with it, (or mess up a page intentionally in the case of the sketchbook). And if you aren't afraid of new sketchbook, or willing to work through it, join me in my upcoming class:
“I am a contemplative artist who has trouble accessing verbal skills. Finding the right words to talk about the amazing things I observe around me can be frustrating. It is much more natural for me to pick up a paintbrush, some embroidery floss or my camera when I wish to share some new discovery. The artwork I create is meant to be enjoyed on whatever level the viewer experiences it and not layered with complex meaning. Feathers, fur, flowers and the incredible variation I find in wildlife not only inspire me, but compel me to share every nuance with you.