Today I set up the table like I was having a painting party – although it was all for me! I set up 4 different seats. I grabbed a couple of different leaves from the yard and some apples. I sat at 3 of the seats, working from a different subject each time. I went back and added paint to the fall leaves painting (left) and the red leaf painting (middle). I’m excited to add ink to the fall leaves painting!
I decided to work this way because:
- I didn’t have a set subject I wanted to work on.
- Since you need to let the paint dry before you can add more color and detail, it’s the perfect time to switch seats and projects!
- I wanted to end up with several watercolors that I could continue to paint or add ink to.
Last week I had a lot of success with my sunflower project, where I started the painting several times. Ironically, I thought the success was what I turned the outtakes into. Not the final sunflower painting! So, I wanted to start a couple of projects and see what I could do with them.