Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Day #5: Old and Falling Apart


As I started this piece, it was going to be a watercolor.  The more I worked on it, the more I desired getting out the watercolor pencils - I am spoiled!  I LOVE them!  I lightly drew this with a #2 pencil and then wet the entire surface of the paper and dropped in burnt sienna, paynes grey, davey's grey, naples yellow and pthalo blue, wet-in-wet.  At this point the watercolor pencils started calling to me and before I knew it, there they were - sitting on the table.  Soooo - this is a combination watercolor/watercolor pencil painting for day #5 in my quest for 90 works in 90 days!

4 comments:

Norena said...

I like the combination. Isn't it wonderful to feel the freedom to use whatever we want for our art? Great painting.

Kathy N said...

Very pretty and so nice that you enjoyed the process, going with your inclination.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Norena and Kathy!
I really do like to work with the combination of watercolors and watercolor pencils.

RH Carpenter said...

Barb, I love this - the combination works so well, grab those watercolor pencils whenever you want!