Cinderella Mice in Watercolor
Meet Jack and “Gus-Gus!” which Gus calls himself. Most likely you’ve already “met” them if you’ve ever seen the Disney movie of Cinderella! They are my favorite characters. So I decided to find them online and print them out. The pictures I found were quite a bit smaller (even though they look the same size here! Weird!) But I just painted by sight and enlarged them. They aren’t proportioned exactly right, but that’s okay. And I did their tails a little different. I HAD FUN AND THAT IS ALL THAT MATTERS!!! Ha, ha! 🙂
Anyway, as you can see, Gus is much larger and a little lopsided, but what was fun was trying to match the colors. Also, I painted on different paper than I usually do. I found a Watercolor Block of Aqvartelle Arches paper, Hot Pressed, 10×14. Hot Pressed paper is smooth so there is no “tooth” to it. I prefer watercolor paper that has more texture or tooth, but this is good paper for trying stuff out on I think. There is a lot of extra room on this page, (I did a close-up shot of them) so I will be adding a couple of other mice sometime this week. I love the female mice who do the sewing of Cinderella’s dress. Their voices are so cute!
This past Thursday I went to a watercolor class that I plan to keep attending. My instructor is fun, pleasant and demonstrates technique very well! I also met three other delightful people who are students. It was a small class, a lot of fun, and will be my Thursday outing each week for as long as I can go. The price is very affordable right now especially since we have no kids living here to feed and clothe at the moment!
And of course I am still working on my second children’s story and will be starting a new sea turtle this week sometime.
Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! 🙂