Hi! I’d like to simply share a couple of watercolor studies.
Why Do Studies.
There are several reasons why I like doing these studies. Here are a few reasons that come immediately to mind.
- Focus: One has to pay attention when working with watercolor. The paint moves and I like to take advantage of the paint’s nature. However, it can get away from me if I’m not paying attention!
- Fun: Its watercolor, for the same reason you have to focus: it moves.
- Muscle memory. These studies help develop the skills of observation and brush control. Doing them often enables me to remember what to do when faced with paper, paint and water.
- Draw & Paint. I get to work on both drawing and painting skill sets! What could be better?
About the Subject Matter.
The subject matter was inspired by the October list of prompts by the website “Doodlewash®”. There is a list for every day in October, just as a prompt in case you are grappling with what to draw.
For October 20th, the prompt was “pears”; no problem, I have some pears ripening so I drew and painted one.
But, the prompt for October 21st was “corn”. My husband and I already ate up the candy corn. And, we don’t have any ears of corn in the refrigerator. What to do?
Aha! I have a bottle of “Corn Huskers Lotion” sitting on my kitchen sink counter! Sounds like “corn” to me.
So, tomorrow’s prompt is “barn”; I don’t live in a barn or have one. So, what to do? My thinking cap is on; I like this sort of thing.
Oh, by the way, this month is also “Inktober™“. I thought it would be fun to add some ink today, hence the inking around my “Corn Huskers Lotion” bottle.
In any case, I hope you enjoy the watercolor sketches. Thanks!