Monday, February 2, 2009
7 x7 pastel and watercolor on Uart paper $100.
Ahhhhh, we are experiencing a brief respite from the cold. Two days of painting in above freezing weather...almost feels tropical. Yesterday's (I haven't posted it yet) painting was done in 57 degrees and today's (above)was painted in 37. Nice. Enough about the weather. But the fact is it influences the painting in many ways: 1. warm enough to stray far from the car 2. watercolor doesn't freeze 3. fingers don't freeze. And 3. Comfort of the artist! Does it make a better painting???????
Check points for today-1. Two or three major masses √
-2.discreet color shifts √
-3 intriguing light √minus, not as consistent as I would like
On another note , I used the Diane Townsend terrages again...I like their crunchy feel.