I finally finished the Queen Anne's Lace painting (my WC teacher has it to photograph, so I can't post the end result yet) and I just couldn't deal with any more green. BADLY needing some color, and having some photos with me from Bonny's trip to Italy, I decided to "visit Venice." The whole painting was done really quickly, without any preliminary drawing, using a 1" flat wash brush for all but the final details, which I did with a #16 round. Despite the mudpuddle in the middle, I love making this particular type of mess. Maybe I'll do it again with some proper perspective drawing and better detail. Meanwhile, I had a really good time just splashing around!
(Actually, now that I see it on the monitor, I think I may need to do some tweaking. It isn't for framing, though -- just for fun, so I may leave it alone. Who knows! Who cares! :-)
I've been otherwise quite busy lately, but am nearly caught up and back to normal. We have a vacation in the works, which may mean for some interesting drawing / photography opportunities. We'll see!