Working on my first project in the new studio and its fabulous; although its still technically under-construction.
I still need:
A TV ~ ( I am a TV addict. I don’t watch it when I work but the sound keeps me company since its mostly just me and the dogs when the hubby is at work. I am so used to it being on that working in this new room with no sound is creepy.)
A rolling office chair for my sewing table. (This one would be great)
A barstool for the work table ~ Just stole one from the kitchen for now, I want this one from Home Decorators Collection . I like the back since I am getting old and hunched over from overwork! And I love the swivel. I wish it was on rollers though.
And last but not least flooring ~ I will have to wait on that one for awhile.
I’m doing rough color studies for a new series of birds and flowers. For this project I am using a combination of watercolor pencils and traditional watercolors. I print out my sketches first on Bristol paper and try to rough out the colors first so I know what I am doing on the final draft. This saves me lots of time, effort, and paper since it takes me a few tries to get it right.
When I get a new set of watercolor pencils ( or regular colored pencils for that matter) I usually do a color chart so I can see what they look like after water has been applied. I do a small swatch of variegated color and label it with the pencil brand and number. Most watercolor pencils change significantly once they have been wet and then more after they dry. This is a good quick visual reference but I still need to do mock ups to be sure about the colors I am using and how they will blend together.
Watercolor pencils are great for me because I tend to do small , detailed images and I don’t have a ton of experience with fluid watercolors. I am learning though!