I never really believed that working interfered with my time for art.
Well, I sort of knew it did, but deep down I thought I was making excuses rather than it actually being true. But week two of the daily challenge has proven to be just that, a challenge! Back to work now after a holiday break, everyone and everything was (and still is) calling my attention. Nearly every day this past week I’d find myself looking at the clock and sighing. It would be 9:30 at night, and literally I had to decide: a) do I care enough about this silly challenge to draw/paint something, and b) if so, what would be simple enough to do right now – because I’m toast. Well, I managed it, and here’s the second set, seven consecutive days of the #stradaeasel challenge.
I think now that I’ve completed four in a series of fall foliage watercolors, I’m going to move into a more fluid coffee and walnut ink series like the last image shown above. I thoroughly enjoyed today’s afternoon workshop with artist Davey Cadaver at Vancouver Art Space, and my friend (and also artist) Jane Wolfe, using coffee as a painting medium, with walnut based inks, and layering in a bit of watercolor. I could add more to the coffee and ink paintings to finish them, but for now, they are complete.
Have a happy week!