Today, Marc Taro Homes announced a 30-day direct painting challenge, and started a Facebook group dedicated to it. I’ve also been reviewing the work of an artist I admire, and who paints everything, from weird objects to seascapes to people. It made me think about watercolor painting in general. It becomes something of a sacred cow – so sacred you never experience it! So, just do it and do it and do it. Morning sketches are helpful, and so will the days of direct painting.
Outside my studio window is a small redbud tree. The leaves are heart-shaped and vary in color from pale green-yellow to a rusty red, depending on the way the light hits. This is my homage to starting direct watercoloring. I didn’t catch the transparency of the leaves this morning, but I did paint. Maybe I will paint it again tomorrow morning.