This is where i am currently with
My size 'O' round TAKLON brush has served me well and up until now and it has seen me through many of my works since starting watercolours in 2007 and remains one of my favourites still.
Ron in my watercolour group is always astounded that i utilise such a small brush and has taken to asking, "Why don't you use a bigger brush?!" whenever he sees me, regardless of whether i am painting or not.
I like to use small brushes, so i shrug and laugh. Perhaps i feel comfortable with it because like a pencil, i feel i have some control.
I am in a panic about it (the brush) making it through this piece as its bristles are wearing thin, it will be a sad day when it finally gives up.
This last picture above is the closest representing the true colour of the piece as utilising the flash mode on the camera tends to bleach out the colour.
With all the leaves completed now, all that remains is touching up various areas putting in some darks behind the foliage.
Finally I have settled into my latest WIP and its moving along. Looking back when updating its progress i can't believe this was started back in August.
Having no recollection of colours used had me playing the guessing game, “What colour am I?”
Some colours are obvious, others gave me some grief. This will teach me to record this in future.
Normally i don't like to drop a project as i have done in this case, and prefer to work day after day until its completion.
In Italian (as I often find myself thinking in these terms) if i break from a project, i lose “la mano”- my hand i.e. the flow of what i am doing and like handwriting on a page, the slope of it changes, therefore breaking the visual rhythm of it. So in picking this up again today, it is hoped that i will find my rhythm once more so the next few weeks can be dedicated to completing it.
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