Then since I was out with my collective friends painting this morning, I figured here goes nothing, dusted off my paints last evening, what's left of them after I gave away huge amounts of material, and decided to give it a shot. Found I had a pad of watercolor paper, even.
I had to cut open the aureolin yellow, one of my favorite transparent nonstaining colors, because the tube was solid. I cut it open and used it like pan colors, worked poifect. And with that and a couple of other colors and a blue watercolor pencil I was in business.
These are really strictly speaking ink and wash drawings rather than paintings. But heck, there's color! I used a good round sable brush and a sponge brush, one of my faves, the one inch size. And my trusty Extra Fine Pilot Pen.
Nice start to the month. I said to one of my new art friends that joining the collective's plein air group is one of the nicest things I've done for myself in ages! We're in a heatwave but getting out in the morning is the ticket, before the day gets too steamy.
I'm stitching away, too, some goldwork on dyed linen, but a bit too soon to be interesting to show.