Day Three come and gone

I am a little behind, but don’t worry I will be back.  My new job is quite a ways away (an hour each way) and even tho I started a painting yesterday for Day Three, I got home too late and tired to finish it.  I did try and felt I was messing it up, sooooo…. I stopped.  And felt bad about not staying on task.

But I am learning quite abit about Yupo paper.  I have painted on it many times, but it just doesn’t respond well to my way of painting watercolors.

I usually (when I use watercolor paper) lay down washes and then after they are dry I go in and lay down another layer of color (this is called glazing), wait for it to dry completely again, glaze some more colors until I have the painting where I want it in rich jewel tones of watercolor.

So now when I use Yupo I have to get my layers down pretty much all in one crack, wait for it to dry and then add dry-brush detail and try not to disturb the layer underneath which gets all wet and slick again if too much water is added.  I hope that makes sense.  I love it tho.  My little bird of Day Two was easy because the bird came out pretty much like I wanted him to the first go round and then I just added his detail.  Unlike my next subject, a pony in early morning frost.  I am learning and hope you will stick with me on this journey.

Have a wonderful day and I’m off to my new job at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Spa. Amazing and fun but my brain is having bubbles at all the info I need to remember.

peace n abundance,


ps I think this is the first post I’ve ever done without some sort of art

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10 Responses to “Day Three come and gone”

  1. Mia Says:

    All the best of luck to you. x

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  2. shoreacres Says:

    I did a post-a-day thing for Lent one year, and managed it only because I kept each entry really small – I was doing twitter-like descriptions of the morning.

    Don’t forget – each project can be spread out over several days, especially since you need to do some of your pieces in steps. It’s all interesting – good tips for those who paint, and just fun to read for those who don’t!

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  3. batgurrl Says:

    It is ok. Better to have quality than quantity. I used to stress that I had to blog every week. I learned to forgive myself if I can not just get it done. Love your stuff. Keep it GREAT. R

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  4. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    Thanks for that Mia and the visits and hookups on my other sites. See you around the net

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  5. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    Great idea Linda. I always feel that I can just whip them out, but then realize it’s not as easy as I think it is. I mean it is easy for me and it’s always some other zone I get into which can be so amazing even to me. I kinda thought that painting them small in size would keep them simple, but I do love the detail. And I am learning tons about this different paper which is great too. So all in all I need to twitter-size my paintings I think. I will look into that. Have a wonderful day and type with ya soon. peace

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  6. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    Oh batgurrl I love this and you are so right, Thank you much and I will relax…

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  7. Jim O'Donnell Says:

    Congrats on the new job! I need to take a day, stop working, and come down for a soak!

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  8. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    We go out Wednesday around 11 or 12 and we can each get someone in. Please let us know. We’ve told many, but noone as taken us up on it. We work at 2


  9. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    Did you catch my truck shot on fb?


  10. newmexicomtngirl Says:

    Oh Jim I’m sorry I missed this comment. And things changed again, but that’s life as I know it….thank you for the visit here. It’s always nice to see a fimialr face that I know personally. Still loved the fact that are circles are interlinked in many ways. Here, your blog, the gym, Taos, fb, t, and know through Kristina. I have bought a piece of her art in the past and love it. peace


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