@syrella - Thanks for the tutorial! I paint traditionally so I do a lot of mixing from primaries. My traditional paintings don't often use more than 6 colours -- three primaries, white, burnt umber or payne's gray, and chromium oxide green. In fact I think limited palettes are more my problem than the opposite, a few years ago someone commented that it was unusual to see me do a picture with more than two major colours. I will think about colour theory some more, though, it's always a learning process.
@Amarok - You're absolutely right. I should check my values a lot more often.
@wutangclam - Hi! Thanks for the kind words! There's a few of us Albertans floating around the forums here. I think there's even a couple from your neck of the woods so keep an eye out.
This past week has been a little on the busy side. I've had some paying work (woo!), I've been putting a comic book together (I'm at 14 hours and counting, I need to reletter several hundred strips) and my husband got food poisoning so I've also had very little sleep (he's on the mend now). I did make it out to Sketchcrawl (just barely) with a lovely local sketching group, and I think I'm going to attend their meetings once a month and do more sketching from life. I have yet to scan my drawings from the weekend, though.
Here's some more journal pics I meant to post earlier:
The waiting room at the medical clinic:
We went to the candy shop to buy my mother-in-law some birthday candy. And we loaded up on toffee while we were there!
I promised my husband I'd paint a creepy sheep for him.
Coming up: more figure drawing, more journal/Sketchcrawl sketches, and hopefully a few things I've been finishing up in between real work.