Hello, friends! I am having a great time with my mom. The whole family, including all of our furry babies made the drive out to Vegas – we ended up being on the road for a crazy 10 hours and my back was not happy at all. But we are here and settling in. I love the local life here!!! It’s unseasonally cool and drizzly, which is a plus! But, instilling some fun into daily life for my mom which doesn’t involve the craft room (she’s not as into it as I am) has been a challenge. At the end of the day I am pooped! But I did manage to shoot this video and narrate it in the late evenings while my mom slept. I was a little bit sleepy myself while I narrated, so you get to hear sleepy Vivian voice
I’ve heard from a bunch of you that life drawing, drawing in general are not areas in which you have much interest. From my own personal experience, I know that without practice the accuracy of my drawing eye weakens, for sure. So I thought I’d share a crazy easy drawing/ painting exercise – grapes on the vine!!! This video was very much inspired by what I have learned from the watercolor artist, Lian Quan Zhen, who was introduced to me by my watercolor teacher when I lived in Los Angeles, Deborah Swan McDonald.
I used all the ingredients from Scraps of Darkness’ August “Rustic” Kit to make this video, which I hope you will enjoy! Here are some shots for you. The full painting, on watercolor paper from the Color Add-on…
A detail of the grape leaves…
And the grapes over a base layer of misted patterns – using watercolor pencils offers a level of control that’s nice if your find pure watercolor paint intimidating.
I hope you have an opportunity to watch it and that it inspires your activity in the studio!
Thanks so much for your support – Vivian!