New Palette

Have finally gotten the last colors I needed to complete my preferred watercolor palette, so now I’m doing all the swatching to see what I’ve got available to work with. Creating a swatch book of all potential mixes between all twelve colors. I don’t have a lot of time or patience to work on it, so it’s going slowly, but I’ll get it done eventually. So far I’ve done four, so I’m already one-third done!
Paint Swatches
Paint Swatches
Paint Swatches

Probably should have used the good paper for this, but it’s pricey, and I’d rather use it for making actual art. This’ll have to do, and it will do. All this work is just to have a visual reference when I want to mix a specific sort of color and can’t recall exactly which two colors will get me there (or close). It’s also an excuse to play with my newest paints without feeling like I have to be making art. 😁

Had some surprises yesterday, when I encounter my first heavily granulation pigment (the green oxide), so I took some time to play around with what it was doing. Here are some samples of that.

Now it’s time for lunch, so I’m going to scrounge around for something to eat, and then I’m going to enjoy lazily enjoy the pleasant weather we are finally having. Have a great weekend!

Bulb in Teacup

So doing an ink sketch every day for Inktober, wasn’t working for me. I’ve git a lot of stuff going on, a ton of stress, and a couple of health problems floating up, so I bailed. But … I did get this done today!

New Queen

‪Cali Co has taken up the mantle of being Queen of the Colony and Defender of the Porch. All hail the Queen!‬

Inktober 2019

Occurred to me that since I’m doing Inktober this year, or trying to anyway, I could maybe post it on my poor neglected blog. I did day one on day two, and skipped day two, because I was having a no good very bad day. Somehow managed to get day three done on day three. Go me? Anyway, here’s what’s done so far.