Wash Challenge, week four

little gem no.8

Little Gem No. 8

Hello, it’s Friday again! Yay!!

It’s so good to reach the end of the week, but then not so great when you realise you haven’t painted again! Quick panic, and then pick up a brush…

The first Little Gem was a simple doodle to get me painting anything at all – lots of roses! Or are they Camellias? I have just discovered that I have a Camellia bush in my new back garden… a plant I have no experience of. It’s covered in buds but doesn’t seem to want to actually burst into flower – any tips, anyone?

Little Gem No. 9

By the time I reached the second Little Gem I was obviously a bit more relaxed, although I thought the colour choices were strange even as I made them. I’m fascinated to see now that they seem to have worked overall! We have Ultramarine Blue, Undersea Green, Turquoise (I think) and Green Gold – I think I also mixed some Burnt Sienna into the Undersea Green to get that neutral grey tone across the middle.

I’m very happy to say I also made it to Sketch Club on Wednesday this week – it was the first time back since I broke my hand. It was SO GOOD to be back!! My favourite musician (classical and jazz guitarist Jim Pennell) and my favourite model (Clementine), a glass of wine (or two)… what could be better!! It was a little tricky holding a pencil with my hand still in a splint, but I think it actually improved my drawing 😛 . Here’s a quick peek at some of the results:

Clementine 1

Clementine 1

Clementine 2

Clementine 2

Clementine 3

Clementine 3