The past few weeks have been an interesting mix of good and bad things for me. But, overall, there’s more good things in my daily life. I even surprise myself with all the pleasant thought bubbles that come right out of my head.
And thank you, God, for the rains! Even though we had to deal with a bad leak (it’s been fixed) in the kitchen for some time, I still feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude every time there’s a downpour. And it’s during one of those moments when I found the chance to render on paper a photo that I took last June. I’d been meaning to draw and paint this church door and brick wall since I captured them on my camera. But it’s only yesterday that I got the push. What a happy experience it’s been!
Below is a photo of the preliminary sketch. I made this yesterday as soon as my husband and eldest daughter left for school. My 3 y.o. was still asleep so I had my own quiet time at my art desk. I drew this using my favorite 3H pencil (Colleen). Then I closed my sketchbook and left it for a while. It was time to prep my daughter for school.
After bringing my kid to school, I went home and proceeded to work at my desk. I used 4 colors and the wet-on-wet technique to paint the door. Then I did the bricks with 3 colors. I used my watercolor wheel that didn’t have a label for each color, so I can’t exactly tell which ones I used. But I might have used 3 shades of brown, charcoal grey, raw umber, raw sienna, and brick red.
I finished painting this drawing in about an hour. I was even able to take a video of my hand painting the bricks. Unfortunately, I used the wrong angle so I will have to fix it first or ask my husband to rotate it. ;o)
Supplies: blank art journal, watercolor (Koh-I-Noor), paintbrushes (#3, #4, #6, #8 #12 – Pentel), watercolor pencil (Faber-Castel, #480)
‘Til next time,
For the curious – the church is Sto. Nino de Molino parish church in Bacoor, Cavite. I go to this church on Sundays to attend Mass and on certain weekdays for some quiet time.