Marker and watercolour on watercolour paper
6 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014I'm working on the idea for a series now. At the
thinking stage I dream about what I want to be
doing, and that lead me back to my ocean
series and my dream of one day having a whole
room filled with those paintings.
When I don't have time to blog, I feel that something is
definitely missing in my life. So today I was
inspired. I thought about David Lobenberg
and all of his wonderful studies in grey scale.
(The spelling of "grey" is Canadian.)
In fact I went over to David's blog, and scanned
through past entries (which I've been reading
faithfully since I found David's work). David is
one of the most exciting watercolour portrait
painters I know. Always an inspiration. His
portraits in colour are wildy charged, highly
experimental, and gorgeous. I am a big fan.
But David also stresses the importance of grey
scale painting, and that's a fun change, and
an excellent warm up.
I decided to do a fast grey scale watercolour
sketch as a precursor to my next big painting.
I've also been working incredibly slowly on
a still life that is gradually coming together.
Tomorrow I hope to catch up on your blogs.
Have a planning and then doing day.
Simple and lovely.
Thanks so much Kim,
Sometimes working in gray scale is like a jump starter for colour. A break from colour, and then wow!
Love your work.
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