Daily art has gotten rather green lately.
I don't know what to say for myself other than...I simply can't avoid it.
I look at my drawings and try to summon the muses of saffron, crimson, and hyacinth, but I tell you I can no more force my brush to mix those colors than I can move mountains or have a good hair day!
Although this latest venture fails to yield art in under thirty minutes or even on a daily basis (which was the original challenge), I'm still learning a lot about something I barely understand.
For one thing, I'm learning to work harder for a desired shade before beginning to paint...which sounds so obvious as I type this out but believe me, my impatience has pushed me to settle for shades (or combinations of shades) I'm not crazy about, only to realize afterward how much better it would have been to hold out for initial satisfaction.
I'm also learning, regarding water colors, it's better to start with a diluted version of a shade...you can always add depth of color but I haven't yet figured how to take it away.
I've learned I'm the type of artist who likes a little control. I like lines to do what I want them to do. I'm not even sure if it's a question of what *I* like, per se, but more a question of what makes my brain happy.
Nicely rendered lines make my brain happy. Vivid green makes my brain happy. A simple background and not too many colors at once make my brain happy. Melancholy girls, sometimes wearing antlers or fox ears, sometimes wearing bandit masks, sometimes keeping the company of a reflective rabbit or an intrepid fox...these things make my brain happy.
Or at least calmer, untangled, and secure.