I was thrilled the other week, when one of my favourite artist/authors, Cathy (Kate) Johnson announced she had a new Ink & Wash Slide-Show Workshop on CD. Immediately I ordered it, for I have long been an admirer of the ink and wash technique :)
It arrived fast, and was in my possession just a few days later, and I watched it immediately! What fun...
So this week, I finally put it all into practise. Sort of.
We were out, and I had yet to do my daily drawing. I blame Julie Oakley... Kate mentioned her on the CD, and I was hooked into her old One Mile from Home blog ;) rather than drawing! So when we went to the grocery store to pick up some conditioner, I drew it. I forgot, however, to draw a little faster and I attempted to finish it as we drove away. And I messed up completely on that part- the lower right hand corner. I could not get it right- and later I messed it up even WORSE than it had been, so I decided to just leave it and learn.
Lesson Learned: Do not attempt to finish an intricate piece of architecture or anything else that might be intricate from memory. Leave the picture unfinished... no-one else cares!!!!
Another lesson I should have learned from Julie, is the art of leaving a picture unfinished when necessary!
I am still rather pleased with the wash though, and I love Kate's CD- which I highly recommend for those out there who are interested :) She has several others at her Cafe Press site, including watercolour and sketching CDs, and a couple of CD versions of her books- updated and with new information. I have several of her artist books, which are great and well worth looking at too!