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Today’s Bloom True Bootcamp Prompt is “Embrace the sensual”. Flora Bowley encouraged us to try focusing on the FEEL and SOUND of painting. I did this working over two old paintings. Felt really great to just let go and work quickly and intuitively, staying ahead of my critical mind. Black isn’t so scary after all – in fact, it reminds me of doing etchings in art school. It is so bold and rich and I think it will add depth to my quiet and calm paintings. Looking forward to seeing how these develop.
Today’s Fresh Paint is a detail of a thank you card that I made for a family we stayed with on the lovely Salt Spring Island. I came home feeling summery and appreciative. Islands are the best!
Whenever I have extra paint left on my palette I brush or wipe it onto a card stock or into my sketchbook. Seems I can’t waste colour! In this little sketch I rediscovered willow charcoal; it’s so smooth and rich and the round stick rolls beautiful marks. I also discovered drawing on the back of a tracing paper sketch with coloured pencils creates a soft effect that I love [the red parts of the dandelion stems].