Broken bones aside, I want to paint. Moving house to accommodate workers over the next two weeks aside, I still want to paint! I tell you, chaos exudes in my studio at the moment. Most of the shelves are empty, books are packed up, art supplies are vanishing hither and thither, and I feel like I am living in a tornado – and will be for a while as repairs are underway in the back half of the house as floors are replaced, walls painted, bathrooms repaired and updated. It’s really a mess.
This morning, I finally found some time to do a few things with this painting. Choosing colors and values with swishes of watercolor across the ink drawing showed me I had non-waterproof ink on the paper. Oh, well, such is life. Here are this morning’s labors – in a monochrome study and some colors for consideration. Messy but useful, like my house.
Notes: In future sketches, have a margin for testing colors or shades. Move house to left. Tree and mountain in background too close to same tone. Don’t use water soluble ink!
Notes: Use a margin around edge of painting to test tones or shades. Barn / house move to left. Trees – need some variation in color compared to grass above road. House too similar in color to red rock mountain behind.