like the man from la mancha, i am on a glorious quest. i persist in my study of bougainvillea. a less noble cause than MFLM, but surely no less difficult!
to aid in my study i carefully observe others who have painted bougainvillea. a quick google search for “bougainvillea watercolor” reveals many samples to examine.
unless i’m drawing/painting from one of my photos or life, i’ve written the artist’s name on the copy. it’s helpful to keep a record so that i can go back at a later date if necessary and study more of their work.
these were done prior to my study. i was using the blob approach to shrubbery. recording it as one shape instead of lots of smaller shapes that make up the whole.
let me tell you people, once you begin to attempt to capture your world via ink & paint it’s an obsession that totally takes over. if you have a one-track mind.
i decided i needed a gray toned book to paint inside. i’ll use some watercolor, but mostly gouache, or maybe white pen. or black. or blue. or whatevs! i also got 2 new pens, both noted above. most satisfactory.
i’m gathering together my art supplies in a trader joe’s bag to haul up to our coastal hideaway 550 miles or so north of here. carol is on a jet plane flying through the friendly skies at this moment. i’ll pick her up from the airport in a couple of hours.
i got a stack of the eco qua notebooks. the crinkly paper is irresistible. utterly & completely.
and some more of my favorite ultra round brushes.
brushes and i cannot lie.
next up. sister and i on a california adventure! stay tuned.