Hello my friends, thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you looked around, I know that my post sometimes seemed long, but it is just something to do with google. I hope I put some fun stuff in my post and you guys can skip over anything not interesting.
So about this tulips painting, I had a lot of fun preparing for this, from the process of art making all the way to the tulip paint along. And I already have fun footage on the Iris too. That will be something for the coming weeks. I really enjoy drawing and if I have not mentioned enough time. And I hope very soon I will be hearing from some of you actually begin to draw, or tell me about your drawing experience if you already am a drawing artist. And the process of art making, I don’t do a blog post, party because I am super busy and partly because I really want you guys to, if you like, go out and find anything to draw. I am waiting and see if anyone will ask me about sketchbook and supplies, and I will know that some of you are actually venturing into sketching, journalling. I know that drawing outdoor can be very intimidating. Let me tell you about one time in Yellowstone, it is about another artist, not me. But I was around a pretty waterfall and my daughter whispered to me that there was an artist drawing on the other side. So I walked over there slowly and try to see how he did, and of course he knew people are watching him. And he didn’t look back, knowing that I was behind him. And i saw that the page he was working on seemed to be a big mess. Upon furthur observing, he was doing everything upside down. That was the way some artist try to train themselves to actually see shapes, instead of letting your mind tells you what a rock should look like. Or a bird or a flower. I have not challenge myself to that kind of drawing yet. But I always start with a general shape, I looked for circle square triangle or anything irregular. And after I do my best on the placement and proportion of shapes, then I go into the form and actually start to draw. I took so much pleasure in doing so. And I try to always have a sketchbook and pens or pencil with me, all of my gear. I have a little pretty bag that I put the smallest stuff in there, but then I have a backpack with all of my fun stuff. They are all very precious to me. But one day I will try to practice drawing things upside down, because I always love a challenge and I know it is so good for my brain development. And I hope you will too, start from very basic, just a little sketchbook and start with pencil and eraser, and see if you actually love it. Just remember it is for yourself, and don’t worry about what people will say or even worry about people laughing. Even now, I still make a lot of mistakes. My sister will say this girl you are drawing are not the same one on the screen, or my mother in law will say I painted a bunny ears on the flower, she actually said cat ears I think. It will make me uncomfortable, but I know that my effort to for me and my passion and well being, I usually don’t mind too much and just keep going, because I know I will get there. The process of learning we must face a lot of mistakes and fails. But if we don’t give up then we will get it one day. Be patience with ourselves right. Meanwhile enjoy the calming and healing effect of focusing. I hope you will find it fun and be sure to let me know.
Ok, the colors I used for this tulips are Magenta, Quin violet, some Payne’s gray, my green mix of Indigo, prylene green, sap green and cadm yellow light. Not a lot of color. But it sure was very fun. And I used some Chinese brush you can see towards the beginning. And remember, you are an artist even if you can’t draw, at least maybe not yet. I applaud you for your willingness to create and express beauties on a paper. One day you will venture out to try new things and you will be so happy you begin your journey here.
Meanwhile keep painting and having fun here in this channel. I am so glad to meet all of you. Keep me update on what you are doing. love you so much, Kathy