6x8 pastel and watercolor on Twinrocker all purpose
This was the second plein air from yesterday.
Why do I think this one is more successful than yesterday's painting? The answer: bridges, the bridges in this painting work better. That is the bridges between shadows and reflections make smoother transitions, bigger shapes. I think that one of our jobs as artists is to look for bridges. Look for places that join rather than separate, especially in the shadow shapes.
On another note, I am trying desperately to select pieces (32 pieces to be exact) for my next show. It is time to go to the framer. Everything I choose is no longer good enough. I feel as if I am in such a constant state flux. I am at a "growing pains" time. I picked out a number of pieces. Stupidly I asked my husband for his immediate response..... And I got what I asked for. We disagreed on at least half of them. Next he goes to my studio and asks...what about this one? (it was destined for the trash.) Or this one? (another pitiful painting!) EGAD! So where does that leave me? Only two days to figure out, that's where. Egad.