I think this is kind of a poetic ending to this month and this series…the day ends…but soon another will dawn…and if we’re lucky, we’ll see it…and even luckier, get to paint!
I did this while listening to the Kavanaugh circus. Maybe that’s why it was such a struggle. Or I’m just new to watercolor. It is kind of unforgiving. Like life. Some things you cannot just undo or paint over. But then there’s free samples of acrylic gouache (or Lindsey Graham?)! Tune in for that one (not Graham–tune him out!)…
Running out of titles and energy…but I do like this series and glad I decided to stick it out. This is a watercolor version of yesterday’s oil…and yes, different times of day, weather, etc. Except that it’s really too hazy in the mornings…hurts my eyes.
Another small sketch. This small canvas paper is very freeing–though it shouldn’t be! I don’t know why I keep painting this building. I guess the lighting is interesting and also the fact that it wasn’t there for at least 20 years that I know of.
Playing around with watercolors on my porch on another gray day. On a hot pressed watercolor pad I’ve had for over 10 years. I got it to take a botanical illustration class and never used it after that…until now. This kind of grew across the page.
Oil version, as promised. I had time to work on it today–the car is quite complex. Not sure what I’ll be doing, if anything, these last 5 days….count down!
I don’t usually, or ever, paint cars (except this week)–harder than I imagined. My partner loves feather grass…and the dappled light was the clincher.
This is an oil version of yesterday’s gouache. I have ideas for the next couple days…and then…we’ll see.
I am ready to stop the challenge…not sure I can keep it up if I have to post the same day’s work…but it does get me to just get in there…much as I would find an excuse not to do so without it. Also, tempted to break the series…we’ll see.
I see this little house as I leave the garage and I always find the shapes intriguing. The place has changed ownership and they changed it quite a bit but it still retains its funky little shapes. I am going to do an oil version too.