Friday, 13 March 2009

Friday Fatigue

After thinking to myself I spend more than enough time online, I go and join Twitter! No, I don't make sense to myself but the lure of it was too much for me. Hey ho, see you there?
I've had a difficult day feeling a bit cabin fevered, painting, drawing but missing the outdoors. I started a page of a brand new sketchbook too. I'd been looking forward to this moment as I drew closer to the end of the old one. I love a fresh start and all that.

But.

The pages won't take watercolour very well. I don't mind the buckling but the washes leave a mottled finish and bleed as they dry so I'm very disappointed with it. The picture above is the first page from it where you can see the mottling on the dress and neck. It looks better on the screen than it does in real life. I'm just going to have to buy a new one, oh the sacrifice!
Here's to a sunny, happy weekend!x

8 comments:

ruthie said...

Hi jessie, cabin fevered is not good! but i so recognise that feeling!! sunshine is just what u need. so love all your illustrations, even on not so great paper u do good! hope u have a great weekend *ruthie*

soulbrush said...

love the look on her face. spring alwasy makes me itch to get out, but after a day of work, all i want to do is get back 'in again. see my blog for an award for you 'sister'.

Lisa M Griffin said...

Really interesting composition... wonderful colors.
Thanks for sharing.

Julia Guthrie said...

LOL I know what you mean... I'm a twitterer too http://twitter.com/eastofthesunart

Sandy Mastroni said...

Hi Jessie
You won my pillow
Please send me your address ok ?
my email is on my profile page
I'm glad you won !

Julie-ann said...

Her hair is amazing! SO much activity and presence!

Peter Breese said...

Always frustrating when a new sketchbook doesn't meet expectation or even worse, it fails all together. I've had a fair bit of success with Moleskine.

Jessie Lilac said...

Thankyou all!
And special thankyoos to Joss and Sandy! :)x