Tuesday, September 14, 2010

More flower power

These paintings are tiny, I dont seem to want to get my head around something too big and I am trying to get one a day done so that I re enforce what I should know about watercolours!
I have finally, after the last one got taken in the post , got my black sketchbook for the sketchbook project, rather late but I am having a bit of fun with it. I chose If you live here as I felt that would let me have pretty free rein on doing what I wanted to. I know others have said the pages are thin and difficult, I am not sure what others have done, I must do a bit of research but at the moment I am resorting to painting, and some printing of my paintings and sticking them in.
We will see. I feel I need to know how to draw or paint a cow, after all the paddocks are full of them, but I find animals not at all easy!!
We had more rain last night, the paddocks are soggy again and the rain water tanks are overflowing and the subsoil must be full and I hope the dams and springs are replenishing as well.
I dont seem to be getting a lot done, or at least not a lot finished and I am being terribly slow about it but this renewed cold and wet weather has set off my aching joints again, and I just know that suddenly it will get hot and I wont like that either!
My haiku for today is by Shiki, I love the mental picture this brings, memories of Japan.
Beyond the temple
and the garden lanterns,
afloat and asleep...


Wanda..... said...

Lovely haiku, Penny. My daughter is trying her hand at watercolours.
She's very good with pastels.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Hope you can keep up the little paintings Penny, I love this one and there is no doubt that a daily water colour will mean that you improve greatly. I love your little paintings.