Well, I started the morning with a little geometry. I started by sketching the dodecahedron onto the page, then I masked it so that the watercolor would not get on to that part of the canvas.
I have been experimenting with some liquid watercolors lately. That may sound oxymoronic, but generally watercolors come in either a dry tab of pigment, to which you add water or the semisolid form in a tube, to which you also must add water. The new liquid watercolor is highly concentrated and I have only added water to dilute.
Anyhow, the background is with the liquid watercolor slightly diluted. I like the contrast of these two colors.
After that I ran a few errands then came home to settle in to this little friend. It took a while to set up the iphone so that it was at the right height and so the cat wouldn't knock the whole apparatus down. All in all it worked out for a pretty cool time lapse of my process.
Then here is the finished piece. That dodecahedron snuck in to this one too.
Last week I got the pottery studio up and running. It was really nice to work at the wheel again and to have a wood shop so near, as I made a couple tools for myself. Then, this past weekend my family helped me to get the kiln ready and plugged in electrically. All ships are go.
The wheel has actually been waiting here for a while. This one belong's to my friend Beka who is loaning it to me so I can offer classes.
Two that I made. I dated them to see what their shelf life will be. I also made a wire pull.
Giffin Grip. A trimming tool that my parents got me for christmas. This thing is like a dream.
Here is the first batch. All of these are on the road to becoming birdhouses.
So this morning I am working on getting my Etsy shop dialed in aesthetically. I've known for a long time that the photography is pretty shabby, though the iphone tried so hard. Anyways, I'm pleased with the new images and know that there is more work yet to be done.
Here are the animals I have been working on lately with the hopes of someday putting together a children's alphabet book. I'm up to nine...seventeen left to go.
They're all available at the shop through the links below each image.
Thanks for looking and for all of your support.