This was fun at the end of the day…I liked playing with these colors.
I started this with translucents and then piled on paint with a knife.
Another drawing using watercolor to try to figure out these palms!
Well, I decided it was time to literally go back to the drawing board. I missed drawing and feel like there are some issues that are hard to solve with just paint. So this is the beginning of a few of these. Of course, I could not resist using a bit of color…but you can see that I started with pencil…then tried markers and watercolor and gouache. I’m tempted by a watercolor class or two…even though it’s never been my first choice of medium. I’m tempted by a lot of art supplies and classes though. Go figure.
I don’t know that the studies had any effect on this. Hmm. Do you like this one or the gouache? The thumbnail studies or the bigger “study.” I will need to revisit this.
Just thought I’d play around with different ideas on how to paint darkness in the city, using oils this time. before I attempted the actual piece.
Next–some oil studies and then, hopefully, an oil. It’ll be interesting to see the difference…at least to me.
This is an attempt to stay in the game, even with the High Holidays and dental appointments. If I was shrewd, I’d get 4 out of this…but…I also intend to come back and try this again, both in gouache and oils.
Concerned that I may have to miss a day–not that I have yet, I did this right after I finished the one before. The paint was there…I had been given the little canvas pad…the light had completely changed and simplified all the shapes…et voila!
This is the same scene I did the other day but in oils.