• Lyra

Shifting Gear(s)

Updated: 4 days ago

I only took a handful of art classes while I was in school, and my watercolors course in college was about the most memorable. Up until yesterday, I'd spent the last couple of months watching others paint with them and wishing I could too. I decided to wait, work in graphite for a while, and see what happens.

Shocker: I got tired of waiting is what happened!

I bribed myself to go to the dentist like a good kid; a curbside shopping visit to my favorite local mom and pop art shop was long past overdue anyway. I was getting annoyed with having to redraw certain parts of my work over again because I couldn't make my kneading eraser tiny enough. Japanese micro erasers were required stat! But then I saw the traveling watercolor palettes in the background, that was it. One "la petite Aquarelle" Sennelier student's palette, a Canson mixed media pad, and a water brush later, I was ready to go.

For 1.5 days straight now (so very long, I know!), I have been obsessing about painting. And it's proving to be quite a good thing. Not the most exciting to share this month if you're not me, but if you are - it's the best thing since sliced bread. I haven't felt this invigorated in a long, long time!

What sorts of mediums/styles/ideas are you playing with right now?

Today's featured artwork is my latest piece (made this afternoon), Summer Storm.

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