The theme for this Creative Tuesday was "Nursery Rhymes" I grew up on all of them and can't pick a favorite. Can still say most of them by memory. So picking one to illustrate for CT was difficult. In the past, I always seem to be running late and would just crank out a quick cartoon an a dab of watercolor for my entries. But today, decided to take the theme more seriously, and do a more detailed watercolor. As I was looking at the google images for Nursery Rhymes this illustration of "Old Mother Hubbard" caught my eye, and I decided I wanted to do my version of it.
Several of the artists in this co-op have shown the process of getting to their final entry, so I'm giving you a little background on mine. Those of you that have followed my blog for some time know that in our little retirement cottage...The Laundry Room has become my studio. Here I am set up with a pencil sketch on my watercolor paper. The illustration from google hanging on the door for reference.
I was fascinated with the "black" in the illustration, and being a fan of Laurie and her use of black in her beautiful watercolors I wanted to make a huge contrast with the black. So that's where I started.
When I finished, I was pleased that it did look somewhat like the illustration and I was feeling a real kindred to Old Mother Hubbard as she begin to appear under my brushes. I also remembered times in our early marriage when cupboards were bare, and the Lord always seem to send in some extra money, or a friend would drop by with some extra groceries.
I love to paint, and this morning when I was working on this, my dearest came by and smiled and said it's good to see you painting again. Yes, I was a good morning.
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