How few colors could I use? That was today's challenge. I began with a value underpainting in violet, the dominant color and then added as few strokes as possible using only about 7 pastels. Is it possible to create light with 7 pastels?
Do you ever challenge yourself like that?
This is a lake next to some of my favorite fields (fields that are leaving us due to the ICC). As I was departing the painting site I noticed big signs announcing the permit to build a new subdivision on the fields near the lake. It was a depressing thought. Even if a field has been spared from the ICC it won't for too long, due to the development of the area after the road is finished that it too will be gone. Yuck!