I have not posted for a while as I have been unable to get internet access for almost seven weeks!! This has been quite difficult as it made me realise how much I have come to rely on it.
I do a lot of research on line before I start a painting, for ideas and to make sure I have the details correct. It is interesting to see how other artists approach a subject and whilst it may not be your style, it can lead your imagination on to other ideas.
Blogs are another thing I have missed. I read a lot of other blogs, particularly those on botanical art. Some are factual, which helps and inspires the learning process, and some are friendly chat about all things botanical. Painting can be quite a lonely business and it is lovely to feel that there are other people out there with the same issues as you.
I have recently become interested in painting birds. I have always loved watching birds and would like to be able to catch their character in watercolour. Once I have painted the eyes in it brings the painting to life. Depicting feathers is quite a challenge, but I have found plenty of advice from other bloggers.
I apologise for the brevity of this post, but I am not totally confident that my internet connection is now Ok and I wanted to make sure I had posted.