Wow! It is the end of July. Where does the time go? We woke to bad news today. Local Operating Engineers went on strike at midnight. My husband is a teamster and some of the employees are Operating Engineers. That means no work for him. He can't cross the picket line. All we can do is hope and pray for a quick solution or maybe an extention on the contract.
I worked most of the day Saturday on a pigeon picture in colored pencil. So much layering. I tried this one on charcoal paper since I had it just sitting here. And not much bettter than the watercolor paper I used last time. This one had a striped-looking texture to the paper. Like corduroy. No matter what you do, you can see the texture thru the pencil.
I am satisfied with the picture now but did have trouble with the blues again. What's up with my "blue" block. I have many shades of blue to work with. I could see having a problem if my palette was limited. I had so much trouble, I thought about tossing it. But I reverted back to my old ways (sorry Jeanette) and actually drew lines in on the wings to represent the feathers. That is the only way I could live with what I produced.
My friend Toni liked it a lot. She likes birds, so this may be her Christmas present for this year. Christmas is fast approaching. Time to get started on gifts.