I painted with watercolor on canvas again. It’s still frustrating, yet I want to try again. I think I can do better. It’s annoying because while the paint does get absorbed, it lacks the flow of watercolors. The paints move like acrylics, but are transparent.
Kalaia is a lot of fun; she’s goofy and cute and adorable. I really wanted to capture that, but it didn’t quite come through in my painting.
I experimented with watercolor on canvas. I treated the canvas with absorbent ground and thought I would be able to paint on it like on paper, but the experience is quite different. I am not sure how I feel about it. When I first started this painting it felt really wrong, but then I got used to it.
I painted her last year, but I wasn’t completely happy, so I gave it another try.
She was staring at me from the stroller daring me to approach her.
I’m really struggling with fabrics and folds… still not happy with it, but it’s watercolor, I’ll break through the paper if I keep trying to fix it…
A painting that is a few years overdue. I have meant to paint this little girl for a few years, but I never got around to it.
Here’s Hugo in a position rarely seen. He hardly sleeps.
I definitely need more drapery practice, but I’m getting there. I’m quite proud of this painting.
While painting this Hugo said to me: “I love this painting even though it’s unfinished, but mom when you use watercolor you should use more color and less water. Can I help you?”
I painted this on a new paper that is not very absorbent, so the paint just kept on floating on the paper for a long time. That was a bit of a challenge. It almost felt like I was dealing with acrylics rather than watercolors.
This is my cousin. He came over and he had a cool beard on that I wanted to try painting, so here it is.
This is my first painting of 2018. I hope there will be many more to come and that I won’t get comfortable and lazy. Who knows? I have made no resolutions for this year.
I bought new watercolors online from Japan and used them for this painting. They feel like they’re something between watercolors and acrylics. I really like them and they were quite cheaper than the good quality watercolors I can buy in Canada.