Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The cat came back...




..well, she probably wasn't even gone... she was just hiding somewhere.  And, look how perky she looks.  ..ahahha...she was probably downstairs where the boarder is staying and I didn't want to invade or intrude.   But, I felt guilty that I had missed her dosage of thyroid meds and Googled to check how serious that could be ... decided it was okay to miss one time and left visiting her 'til last night.  I found her straight away and closed the downstairs door and pasted a big note on the door handle.  Do. Not. Leave. Open.  

I'm happy I have now claimed our own space.  The cat's and mine.  I feel totally relieved.

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Here is my first little attempt at Danielle Donaldson's water colour class.  I jumped to the second project as the first didn't appeal to me ...although, I did go through the video of course...as it had a lot to do with how to put down some watercolour paint.  Not that I figured out the part about more water til the fourth video actually...and, so my colours are a bit darker than she did.

I'm pretty happy with the results ... which are not too dissimilar to hers... except for the darker colours and the gnome hat on the little house to the lower left..hahahhha... reminder to self... don't put trees directly behind a house and expect it not to look like a hat!

















I now realize than when she says add more  water to the brush and go from colour to colour taking some of the last colour with you...she means put it onto a mixing surface, get the right colour and then go to the paper ...  ...she didn't mean to take it directly from the pan of colour.  Okay, ...got it.  Next one.........

And, I  need some better white ink pens...mine are too transparent....


7 comments:

Dolores said...

So now you're painting. Great. And thanks so much for letting us know that the little feline is A-OK. I was worried. Wet snow in your area today? We have no clouds and the sun is actually shining. I guess if we have no wind,then it may turn into a nice day.

Twiglet said...

I like your method! There is never a right way - only a suggested way I think you will find! x Jo

Mary Ann said...

Thank goodness Hobbes is okay and you found her. What a relief:)

Your painting is very sweet.

Maria Vaz said...

Hi Vee,
It sounds like you have a full house :)
The kitty is very cute. Hope the cat sitting is going well.
I like the painting, it looks like you are having fun with it.
As for the snow, has it melted? It looks fluffy and beautiful
xoxo

Magpie's Mumblings said...

So glad the lost one was found! I think your castles in the sky are quite wonderful.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Kitty, What big eyes you have!!!
I'm so glad she came back... you must have been feeling kind of stressed when the kitty went into hiding. naughty kitty!!
I love your little houses,, but you are pretty funny about the little hat tree!! haha.

Susan said...

So happy Hobbes turned up. Always such a responsibility minding other peoples' pets.
Love your watercolour houses :D)