Coughing Up London: Daily Art Practice
A very uneventful week past. I spent the week sick so I still didn’t get my trip pictures and journal edited. In fact, I didn’t get any art done. I felt lazy sitting in the chair, watching Gilmore Girls but it was all I could muster due to my constant coughing and nose blowing. Thankfully, it is past and I am left with a weeks worth of catch up.
Watercolor Shop Front
My first shop front this week is Kodawari Katsuya in Singapore. They are known for tonkatsu, which is a a Japanese dish of pork, coated in breadcrumbs and fried. The reference photo is HERE. I wasn’t thrilled with my version but that’s ok. It was my first time painting a motorcycle and I am thinking I need more practice.
The most recent online class I took was a line and wash class, painting a London scene. I have never painted a city scene before so this was a challenge. The instructor made it look easy and gave a lot of great tips for making it look detailed without a lot of work. The main technique in this class was painting reflections. I found out that I did the wrong thing a few seconds after I did it. By then it was too late and as you know, watercolor cannot be erased. But that is ok as I am learning and part of that is learning what not to do by doing it. All of these classes are free and every week he teaches a new scene. I am looking forward to trying some other ones.
I am joining the T day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is Teapigs Liquorice & Peppermint . As I frequently mention, I have digestive issues and this is one of my go-to teas. I love the combination of these two herbs together as they are delicious and soothing. This is a great after-meal tea to aid in digestion.
Happy Tea Day,