Hi again everyone!
Yesterday had been a very busy day for me….
I kicked back, relaxed, read some, wrote some and basically had a very creative day. So you see, I was very busy indeed. Days like yesterday are a rarity, and I was determined to enjoy this one. I’m glad I did 😀
Somewhere in the day I found my set of aquarelle pencils and I was like, ‘It’s been a while since I used you guys’ (I talk a lot to myself and to inanimate things).
So, I sat down to draw/paint along with my daughter because every time she sees me paint, she wants to paint too. So both of us had our drawing boards out, our own sets of paints and brushes and we spent the next 2 hours dabbling in color. It was a great afternoon, well spent and fruitful.
And this was the outcome –
I like to call her the Thinking Girl. Why? Because she looks like someone’s who’s lost in her thoughts and is preoccupied with life’s great mysteries – What should I do with my life? What about my job? Is this college right for me? Is that guy really interested in me? Why do I get such stares from people? Are my clothes not right? Why do I have to marry when I’m still so young? Why is life so complicated?
I picture her with a lot of winged question marks floating around her.
Coming back to Aquarelles, even though I love colors and would love to paint more, I’m scared of making mistakes with them and then just giving up on art altogether. I persist solely for my love of art. Watercolors, though a beautiful medium, are infamous for being unpredictable. I admire people who work with them. The patience, the skill, the knowledge of the medium… wow! I can’t even imagine all that.
That’s why Aquarelle pencils offer me the best of both the worlds (almost) because –
A. I’m a better sketcher.
B. They offer more control in terms of blending.
C. You can add water later to give a soft, watercolor effect to your work (almost).
I’m happy with the way this turned out. What do you guys think? Have I improved?
Have a colorful and relaxed Sunday folks!
❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
©Pradita Kapahi, 2017.
Image Credits: Pradita Kapahi