Jodi Steele organizes the Watercolor Socials at Daniel Smith Seattle. I really like going as it is such a pleasant diversion. Today was a little less social in that everyone seemed intent on their paintings and there was less chatter than some other sessions. I don’t mind chatter as I spent at least half the session waiting for washes to dry!
My title, “Parallel play” comes from a term in child psychology… playing comfortably alongside each other but not playing together. I joke that my husband and I do that a lot as we are both in the same room but doing different things on our computers. Today’s watercolor session was a little like that.
Jodi puts out everything needed to paint: tubes of Daniel Smith watercolors to try, papers, rinse water, brushes, salt.
Did I say tubes of paint to try? Oh, yes. I found a new one to buy: Zoisite Genuine, a dark green/black primatek.
There is even coffee and snacks. With the theme, there was pumpkin spice coffee creamer.
Today’s theme was fall colors. I’d come prepared with my own photo(s) I planned to use to paint. But Jodi printed one that was compelling in it’s mood and hints of autumn colors.
In process: waiting for washes to dry.
So I wandered around and saw the Daniel Smith sponsor poster I made for the West Coast Sketch Crawl. Frances B. and I had written thank you notes on it and gave it to Joe, who put it on the bulletin board.
8×10 Fabriano Artistico 90# watercolor paper; Daniel Smith watercolors