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.
This work has a light gray wash background to set off the delicate branch and blossoms of the Strawberry Guava plant.
Epic fail on trying to paint a hibiscus today. All was well until I added the background. I can see that part of the challenge is that you have to finish each day, even when you are tired and don’t want to keep going. All I can say is that I can revisit this later and maybe do something with it!
Day Three of #WaterColorMonth challenge! The Ukiah Courthouse magnolia tree welcomes spring every year! What would you like to see me paint on the Fourth of July?