Meet Sandy the Great White Shark! This is what (or who) I’ve been working on for the last couple of weeks on and off. I tried drawing it once, but ended up throwing that one away. Then I tried again, and was satisfied with how it turned out. So I traced it onto watercolor paper and painted it yesterday.
I did not use watercolor pencils this time. I used my paints from the tube which is actually so much more fun, because I get to mix colors, etc. I have missed painting this way, but just haven’t had the time to do all I want yet because of this writing class. And the jellyfish I tried to paint last night turned out HORRIBLE! So it is in the trash. It was just a small one, but I will keep trying, Sheila! 😉
I am still planning to paint sea creatures in acrylics on the rest of my son’s toy box pieces…eventually. And repaint his room…eventually. So I have lots of projects lined up for the summer, but they will probably take longer than that to get done. I may take a break from the writing class for a couple of weeks. The good thing about this class is even though I work toward deadlines to get the assignments done, I can ask for time off which I haven’t done yet. But this is the time of year I love painting the most! I have been itching to get back to my Chinese brush painting as well which is always on my mind.
I hope everyone is having a beautiful spring season. I know our son is! He left on Sunday for King’s Canyon National Park and won’t be back until the end of September! His dad drove him there and spent the night talking with corps. members and some people he knows. He took great pictures of everything and is working on them for his blog.
I sent our son his first package the other day which he should get next week. The mail only goes out to them by mule, I think, once a week on Mondays. I sent him a book of stamps, a box of envelopes, a spiral notebook and pens, because he forgot to get that stuff so he can write to us.
Our daughter’s crew will start going out on eight-day trips (called spikes) next month. So she will have a schedule of being gone eight days and home for six days. That will be fun to have her here every other week. We will get to spend more time together this summer.
Well, that’s all the news I have for now. I wish I could post more often these days, but I don’t think that’s going to happen until I am done with this class!
Have a wonderful day, and give someone you love a big hug! 🙂