G0…

I did paint two butterflies. I tried to create an Eric Carle butterfly. I wasn’t sure about the color scheme. Oh I kept erasing in hopes of drawing the right butterfly.

I just kept looking at it and the more I did, the more I could see the blending was all wrong. Did I mess up the color scheme?

What is the point of this butterfly again?

Oh yeah …its place is at the end of the poem and book. With the following word…

GO!

Spread your wings and fly with all the confidence in the world. Know that you’ll make mistakes and there will be mean hawks who want to eat you, beware and all the more reason to fly GO LIVE YOUR STORY…

Why not use both butterflies? YES…

Oh my goodness, if I could sum up the experience I’ve had with my art students it’s this! Watching them paint with laughter, amazement, and curiosity was amazing.

Yes, indeed it is a world full of possibilities!

Book Map+Gouache+Tempera

Still working on the map. I mean I penciled in everything but not sure of the layout…

I’m tired. I look tired. I feel tired. But even then, I paint. I stare at a blank page and for the first time in like ever, the tiredness has me fooled into thinking I have no idea what to paint. Should I paint gems or hearts?

I had my Prussian Blue and Shell Pink ready to go. OK let’s paint. Let’s test the gouache. It’s amazing how opaque gouache is even at its lightest.

I keep using the word amazing today, not sure why, but I’m loving the word. What a beautiful color! Its perfectly clear that the thickest paint is hard to control. The trick is adding just enough water. The trick is to use the brush delicately and paint in one direction. That works for watercolor too.

Maybe this is the wrong color for the idea of sour lemons…with every spoonful of sugar the sour fades and all you savor is wonderful flavor.

Take two colors

 and mix.

Begin with yellow and gradually mix in pink. Wow, this is awesome. I thought of getting these guys smooth. Then Eric Carle’s sporadic paint patterns had me. This idea will definitely make its way in the book. It’s a colorful and beautiful way to express the sour lemons concept.

 

I’m learning color too. Do I see a little living coral? Yes. Let me work on the word love to practice transparencies.  Have a few fun poster pages and some blank ones for writing? This could be part of the book ? I’ll figure it out…there are no impossibilities

 

 

 

 

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