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May 16, 2018
The Columbine watercolor is complete. I tried doing a vignette for the first time where you have the composition touch three sides of the piece, don’t have a definite border, and incorporate the beauty of the paper. The center of focus is off-center and the composition reads left to right, up and down, and connects on three sides.
It’s been a long time since I posted. First the Mendocino Complex Fire in July came within 4 miles of our house. We have a great view of the fire line and smoke because we live on a ridge, so that was very distracting! We had to pack up in case of evacuation, which didn’t happen, but it took time to pack and then unpack. I had a minor surgery in late July. Then I go pneumonia in October and was in the hospital for 4 days. I am finally getting it together to do some painting. I took a picture of the pears in the orchard off Talmage Road here in Ukiah in August (when they were harvesting) and here is the result!
Small quick study for a larger work I intend to do later.
I will have to revisit this topic and try again!
This morning my clematis bloomed and it was just to beautiful to not paint!
Okay, I admit it, I went and found an unfinished painting and added the foreground to be able to finish another painting for day 6. I played around in the foreground with Daniel Smith’s Metallic Watercolor in Pale gold to create the effect of sparking glass on the beach.