This got me to thinking there isn't a typical day in my life!!!, the only constant is that I am always in a muddle with my diary, I can't be trusted to book air flights (really) and I am drawn to pink flowers like a moth to a flame and must stop.
Seriously though I have forbidden my self from painting pink but it is so hard to stop, virtually all the flowers that are still in bloom are pink and nearly all the flowers I want to paint are pink. This theme must stop. So with that in mind I am going to paint white flowers for the SBA next year. I will never beat last years show in terms of delight at selling and getting a prize it was a dream and I am sure I will never repeat it. I can't compete with myself so the pressure is off and with that in mind I can think outside the box.
At this point I imagine you have stopped reading this odd little blog, so I am going to finish by adding a couple of tips so as to be helpful.
1. When painting pink flowers remember 'pink and yellow make pencil permanent' so always use the lightest pencil line you can muster.
2. Remove all pencil from a pink painting after the first wash has dried, that way you will avoid making it permanent
3. You can use an eradicator to gently lift away any pencil caught under the pink paint, if you do it quickly after the first glaze has dried.
4.Winsor and newton Opera rose is really good and I will stand up to anyone who says it isn't
5.Try not to paint too many pink flowers
till next time
ps here is the big sale details and you can get 10% 0ff if you book a free advanced ticket for one of the days.
DISCOUNT TICKETS HERE
Big Open Studio Sale
At Billy Showell’s Studio Tunbridge Wells Kent
November 22nd to 24th and Nov 28th to Dec 1st
Paintings, prints cards books and art materials
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for directions