First painting in my fog series. I bought a tube of this beautiful, rich Mayan dark blue by Daniel Smith. I like the simplicity of this one.
Sometimes the only way to get out of a slump is to paint through it. Maybe I don’t need a greater purpose, except to just get better. (Thanks Carlos) So here it is:
The cardinal sin in watercolor is to use black. I only have a tube of Ivory Black for an exercise I did awhile ago, but I figured I’d break all the rules today. It started getting gray today in San Francisco, which I think is more fitting for the City anyway. The sun was great while it lasted, but everything seems to have so much more depth when its gray. I do love where I live.
“Don’t think about making art. Just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they’re deciding, make even more art.” – Andy Warhol
Been stalling lately, waiting to do a series or a big piece, but nothing came to fruition. Just kinda made me feel worse, actually. Finally, just decided to do a pretty piece that’s happy and therapeutic. Mostly, I wanted to see how walnut ink mixed with watercolor. Turned out all right, I guess.
Now, back to my bourbon and jazz on a rainy day.