– Booker T. Washington
4″ x 4″ Watercolor
This was fun to do. I painted the little seeds with yellow acrylic, before I painted the watercolor. I just am not any good with masking fluid. It’s too gummy. I used a wax resist one time and didn’t do much better with it. I like the control I have with acrylic and an itty bitty brush.
What an experience I had last night! I definitely need to journal about this experience. If I could draw my first lesson, I’d draw a giant, complicated instrument panel and a 2″ female student pilot. I haven’t been in a plane since my intro flight on Dec. 9 and it was amazing how much stuff they pack in to that
But beyond the sense of being overwhelmed by the cockpit instruments, the experience was so cool! My brain retained things about flight that made maneuvers and their corresponding reactions feel right, if that makes sense. I wasn’t even scared when my CFI stalled the plane, because I understood how to get out of it. Steep turns are a little spooky and I taxi like a drunk driver, but I’ll get the hang of those things.
When I got back to my truck and started to leave the airport, I heard myself say, “I just flew an airplane.” But nobody was there to hear me, so when I got to the WalMart checkout person, 30 minutes later and she said, “How are you?” I heard it again. “I just flew an airplane.”
I just had to tell somebody!