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happy valentine's day



Stuart and I very romantically made a pact not to do anything for Valentine's Day, not even cards. But I will probably buy one of the half-price box of chocolates on sale tomorrow and eat half of it in one sitting while wearing full Regency costume and lounging languidly within a National Trust property.

Oh, and I almost forgot!

This week in watercolour class, we painted a clothed model (for last week's disgruntled woman, who actually did turn up this week). The colourful drapery was fun, but there didn't seem to be enough time to do it justice. It was a little better than last week, I didn't just stand there wondering what to do, but painting this way with watercolour still feels so foreign to me. I used to do 'painterly' kind of work ages ago with oil paints, but I used to make the paint look so muddy that I think I went the other way, trying to contain everything within clean lines and using flat, solid colours. So now I'm trying to unlearn some of my mental rules.

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(Anonymous)
Feb. 14th, 2008 12:37 pm (UTC)
unlearning
so how do you colour the stuff which sure looks like watercolour? sorry for naive question from non-illustrator. and i'm really looking forward to seeing you in full regency garb at lunchtime tomorrow though i would advise against spoiling your appetite with a halfprice box of chocs! candy
jabberworks
Feb. 14th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
Re: unlearning
Ha ha... I'll wear all the gear to lunch, just you wait! ;-D

>so how do you colour the stuff which sure looks like watercolour?

Do you mean, in my non-class pictures? They're watercolour, too, it's just that it's a very different way of using it, and generally highly dependent on linework.
dlasky
Feb. 14th, 2008 08:33 pm (UTC)
Happy V-Day to the boycotters! (Leeann and I celebrated last night to avoid the crowds -- and saw Persepolis. Good movie! But not exactly a romance. We dined at the Broadway Grill afterwards, and it was pretty good).

Keep making that great art!
jabberworks
Feb. 14th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks, David!

I really must go see that film! Did you see it at the Broadway Market?
dlasky
Feb. 15th, 2008 07:58 am (UTC)
We saw it at the Harvard Exit.
Believe it or not, I think most of the B'way Market has been converted into a QFC!
jabberworks
Feb. 15th, 2008 09:55 am (UTC)
Aww... that place was, like, SO cool when I was in high school! :-D
QFC is not quite as cool...
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