Hilary Gibbons

Too spirited not to...

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Time for me :)

I have wanted to do something like this 'for me' for a long time now, I'll be 60 next birthday so it's about time!

I didn't think anyone would be interested in seeing my project until I realised how much I enjoyed seeing other peoples progress.

I live out on the campo in Southern Spain, postmen and couriers do not deliver here (they can't find us) so we go to the nearest town (10 miles) to collect our mail. SIX weeks ago I ordered art supplies and, having got lost, they are currently on the grand tour of Europe! Eventually they will get here but I was keen to start the course so have limited supplies.

So my first question will be..can anyone tell me if I have done something wrong or is it my paper? I only have 2 pads of paper at the moment a Cotman 90lb 10x7in and a 220g A3 cotton watercolour pad from Greece. Obviously one is small so I used this for pulse and precision exercises and the monochrome work. The other pad is too big so I cut the large sheet into 2 pieces. One has the experiment and the other the jellyfish. The small paper gave me crisp results but the large sheets bled and feathered terribly! Is it me, I hoped to do my galaxy on a large sheet so if I'm doing something wrong I need to know :) If it is the paper then I'll have to wait for my well travelled delivery to arrive before painting the galaxy project.

Watching Ana Victoria 4 times before I got out my little paint set I thought I was set to go..you make it look much easier lol! I'm having the BEST time and loving every second, go to bed thinking of the project! Thank you so much for making it such an enjoyable course.

The experiment didn't go well! Here are my submissions so far.

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