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12 April 2018

Along with practicing portraits, I’ve been trying to get a handle on a new-to-me medium,  Acryla Gouache. I’m not loving it, though I do love painting, but I’m determined to keep trying. It lacks the flexibility of my usual Caran d’Ache water soluble crayons, but the colors are more opaque and clear. I only have 5 colors, so have to figure out how to organize a palette for mixing effectively. The paint dries up faster than I use it, and can’t be refreshed with water after it’s dry, so that’s an additional challenge.

This is my big brother, and I’m sorry I gave him a grey face and an extra big nose, but I spent most of the time trying to get Echo the horse and all the harness stuff to look believable!

30 June 2017

anatomically challenged equine, but at least they’re in a pretty pasture?

To be honest, this is one of the drawings I might not show, if I hadn’t made the commitment to show all my daily drawings. It feels very personal and makes me uncomfortable to look at (funny how that only kicks in after the drawing is done!)

I have a deep desire to please and cheer people, not disturb them. Maybe that’s one of the inner critics with whom I need a more extended conversation.