Day 46 at Home: Watercolor and Gouache

This set of studies was done over a few days.  And even though I don’t have words for what I’m learning, I know I am. Most of all, perhaps, to do stuff I don’t always like doing, like little studies. Because I just want to jump in. 

Posting here reminds me of my primary reason for starting this blog, about 11 years ago: as a way to be accountable to myself. No posts for a very long time either means I’m traveling (ah, I wish!) or not sketching. The blog has helped me in so many other ways: it’s forced me to put words to visuals and visual processes, something that’s become very valuable to me. And, there’s all of you that read, follow, write in and share in the experience. And that’s a big one.

But even all of that isn’t enough to keep me on track with my practice, somedays. And that’s when it’s been super helpful to have a bunch of artist friends (you know who you are!) who will send me a friendly reminder when I’ve said I’ll do some studies and then disappear. Accountability buddies I think it’s called, but that sounds really cold. Do you have one of those? Ask a fellow artist, if you don’t: they might like having one too.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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6 Responses to Day 46 at Home: Watercolor and Gouache

  1. I really love your art.

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  2. Bernadette says:

    I am so glad that you blog and share your art with us. I am so sorry that I found you so late!
    Your work inspires me to pick up pencil or brush to be more accountable to my own continuation of practice. Thanks!

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  3. Susan Wilson says:

    This series is definitely a leap to someplace quite wonderful. Love them all and how the progression ends on a very high note. You are an amazing self learner.

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    • Thanks Susan. You wouldn’t think I’m a good self learner if you were subjected to all my cursing when something isn’t going where i want it to 🙂 Glad you think that last piece is going somewhere. it had to be pulled out of the recycling and finished it because I’d promised myself I’d finish it no matter what

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  4. Holly Block says:

    Lovely painting, Suhita. Hard to believe it was once in the trash. I also liked seeing the progression of how you happened upon your final painting!

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