The Ridler sisters, Suzie, Jamie and Shannon, discuss their creative projects, from challenges to celebrations, and support each other's creative lives.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

November 17, 2015


Scout has taken to spending my entire coaching days with me. He loves to sit on the chair and hang out as I work with my clients. It's such a treat to have him right here with me, especially on cold days, LOL! He's a little heater :)


Working though so many things in stages these days, and in the past couple of days I've been doing that by shredding a bunch of old documents. I wanted a bunch of action movies on captioning to keep me busy as I heard the motor of the shredder whirl and whirl and whirl.


I had my art class and we did a lot of masking of trees and stars which right now in this image look grey. Next time we go we'll take off the fluid and it'll be white. We'll keep the stars white but make the trees dark. Going dark with watercolours is such a challenge, they go on so pale. I might have to bring in my own next time.


Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Shannon, I love that shot. You are doing so great! Thanks for including some of Mom's shredding along with yours. I'm glad you found a creative way to be entertained!

Suzie, your paintings are wonderful. How awesome to be learning techniques like that. Can't wait to see the finished piece!

Shannon said...

What a beautiful picture of you and Scout, Jamie! How wonderful that he keeps you company while coaching. It's awesome to have a heater-cat too, hehehehehe.

I was happy I could help with shredding some of Mom's stuff. It's amazing how much shredding there was overall. I almost want to throw a confetti party!

That's so cool you are using masking fluid Suzie! I've never tried that. I think it's going to look awesome! Maybe the teacher has tip for going darker with watercolours. I know to make something look like it is in shadow you can go over it in the complimentary colour, it's a little finicky and by definition will look brown but it's one thing to try.

Suzie Ridler said...

Scout is so cute! I bet he's awesome energy for you and your clients, not to mention keeping you warm.

Oh shredding is so cathartic! I'm glad you could do that and not be bored, that is so smart Shannon.

Masking fluid is quite easy to use. I find using the bamboo tool quite interesting. When it dried you rub it off. It's very smelly though. I asked my teacher about it but she uses her own palette and she has dark purple already, I have to make mine. I'm thinking of smuggling in my own paints next class.