Just A Quick Couple Little Things

I got a little overwhelmed with projects last month and was only able to work on one of the four pieces I wanted to do as tag along bits to Month Of Love. Recently I fell in love with working with watercolors on toned drawing paper, and I plan to do a few more of these small 5 x 7 inch pieces once my new supply of paint arrives via mail. And with Spring just around the corner I am hoping to delve back into some mycology pieces once again. 

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Leia as Boussh, the bounty hunter. Seriously one of my favorite costumes, even if it's one that has the least screen time. 
 

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Samples of the watercolors on toned drawing paper that I have been really enjoying. Rey and Leia have been shipped off to a charity, but I have held onto Padme for the time being and have plans to post her up for sale, along with a few others later this year. 

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Here is a shot of me working on a new piece. I was at our local game shop working on this while my husband played Armada with a friend. This piece should be finished up pretty soon, I just need to get some white gouache to finish her up, since white watercolor doesn't lay down well on the toned paper unless it's in a million layers. 

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Lastly, I am really looking forward to getting outside a lot more this year to paint, and maybe take a look for some neat mushrooms to study.