A couple of weeks ago, I was feeling antsy and irritable and I realized I was having THRIFT STORE WITHDRAWAL–so I just had to go browse in one. That’s the only solution. Aside from browsing in more than one thrift store, which is what I did. Good thing because I found this sweet little bowl for two dollars. Perfect blog subject. It’s about 4″ tall and 6″ wide with a super smooth, glassy surface which I just could not manage to portray. It was a challenge–both to draw and to paint–which I would like to try again maybe after I watch some tutorials on painting reflective surfaces. The other thing is when I scan light watercolors like this, the scanner bleaches out the colors…it just doesn’t register the light tones. I tried manually adjusting to enrich it which helped– actually the color is richer here than in both my painting and the vase, which now seem a bit faded. I know, too much information, huh?
Aweee. Beautiful Jodie.
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Pretty! You are so talented Jodi. Nice job, as usual.
Thank you, Marylou.
Ah, yes, the struggling artist. Happy Holidays. Barb
Guess I should quit fussing so much about my failings and just draw, huh?
I love the delicacy of your line and, of course, I can’t tell that I’ve lost some of the color. The thing about thrift shops – I’d love to hear more about the antsyness about needing to go to a thrift shop – to find a treasure? something to delight? I used to be thrift shop devotee — many years ago – but only for clothes. Now I am constantly giving to The Benefit Shop in Barre – trying to get rid of things – but not taking anything in. No, no no more objects.