continued gouache studies.
highly inaccurate map. my departure date grows near!
still adding days to my travel journal. i'm too impatient to plan better or use pencil and a ruler. so wackadoodle is what i usually end up with. works for me!
i got a $3 palette to house my gouache. alice wrote to tell me of a way to keep the gouache from crumbling. i am trying it this week. will report back my findings. i should have purchased more carefully. i ended up with 5 silly colors i didn't need and can make with some of my other primaries. all the mixes below the black boxes were made without the x'ed out colors.
experimenting with mixing is a very worthwhile learning opportunity. and boy is it ever fun to make those little color swatches!
the more water you add the less opaque the gouaches become. i'll still bring my watercolors to amsterdam though since i prefer their brilliance to watered down gouache. 2 small travel palettes.
did i already mention my new fixation with wallander - the swedish crime drama? geraldine left a comment to tell me about it. i finished the kenneth branaugh bbc version. so so good and now i'm on the subtitled series. the swedish countryside is calling to me very loudly. geraldine also recommended the book she's reading which i can't wait to start. but i'm in the thick of those despicable nazi thugs crushing the jews in vienna, laying ruin to the glorious city, and stealing all of their art. it's a real-life page turner. you want everyone to escape, but you know they won't. you want to tell them, "get out now! this won't blow over like you think it will. leave tonight!" but you can't. they can't hear you. you wish they could.