This is turning into, ‘That Wilkie Girl’s Sketchbook Doodles Workbook’ blog! But heck, no reason I shouldn’t post such things…so I just will. (Photo work and other paintings are still staying close to home for now)
In my on-going-renewed-love-affair with watercolours, I tried something new…a portrait. I haven’t played with faces for, what seems like ‘ever; never mind a watercolour one. (Read: Im tres rusty). The mixing, the tones, the shadows; that was my focus.
So, while the swallows bravely visited me for crumbs on Crema’s patio and after I put down my new-used copy of Frannery O’Connor; I began a quick sketch of no one in particular. Then with a finger over the tip of my straw, I drew diluted iced-americano into my palate and mixed muted colours on a overcast afternoon.