The "Swatch This" Challenge Day 77
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:
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“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.