200th post :: 200e blog

This is my 200th post since I started my blog last May and I am very proud of this painting. First, because I managed to paint without using an ink pen, which I have been very reliant upon in these past few months. Second, because I painted using different layers of washes instead of painting within the ink lines… yeah! Thanks for Marc Taro Holmes for explaining to me the concept of the consistency of the watercolours as being like tea, followed by milk and finishing with honey! Third, painting has changed my life in many ways… some days it makes ma very proud, others not so much but there is always this urgency to at least try and do better. And when I do, I get such a sense of accomplishment that no job can give. Lastly but not least, I have met such a great group of people in the sketching community as well as received so much great feedback from  them, as well as from the viewers/followers on my blog — I thank thee ;-)

C’est ma 200e peinture que je poste sur mon blog depuis mai 2012 et j’en suis très fière. La première raison est que ça fait exactement 1 an que j’essaie de peindre sans utiliser une ligne d’encre et je n’y arrivais pas. Deuxièmement, j’ai peint en plusieurs couches… donc en commençant par un lavis ensuite mettre des couches subséquentes en changeant l’épaisseur de l’aquarelle. Comme Marc Taro Holmes dit: consistence du thé, ensuite celle du lait pour finir avec le miel. Troisièmement, la peinture a changé ma vie dans bien des senses. J’ai rencontré des sketchers incroyables et tous les commentaires d’encouragement que je reçois des personnes qui suivent le blog m’aident tellement… j’en suis très reconnaissante — merci!

Paper:  Trav•e•logue series watercolor journals by Hand•book Journal Co.
Size: 8.25″ x 8.25″
Colours: Schminke Cerulean Blue, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Aureolin Yellow

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