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.
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!
I did not plan this series…but I think it’s a good idea to keep going with it. More oils of my neighborhood to come. These are done on my porch. Unfortunately, there’s a squirrel that thinks it’s his porch….He flew by today despite my having sprinkled black pepper on the railings. Any ideas for how to convince him to move on, let me know. I have next door neighbors who think it’s a good idea to feed him peanuts…and we’re not on speaking terms so there’s no reasoning with them either.
There’s an oil version coming tomorrow.
Here is yesterday’s view in oil. Which do you prefer and why? Thanks for visiting!
We went to the Pacific Palisades farmers market late in the morning…I tasted a heavenly nectarine…and then we got a $93 parking ticket! We did have a lovely late lunch…and then I snuck in this little gouache study. Stay tuned for an oil version of same scene since the gloomy skies continue.
I attended a little gouache workshop the other weekend…en plein air--again I say–not for the faint of heart. Besides it being 90 degrees, while approaching me the teacher started screaming–and not because of the state of my painting! She’d been stung by a bee!! Gouache is tricky…so I’m trying to practice before I abandon it altogether and all those wonderful little tubes of color dry up as is their wont!
The third in this series–this is from a week and a half ago. The next one is indoors.
This is the second of the series I’m working on with these white hydrangea.
This is the first in a series. I’ve already done 2 more…and hope to do many more…but we’ll see. May try it indoors as well.