This is quick study of a tree I pass by on many of my hikes into the local open space. It stands against the sky, silhouetted, as the sun goes down.
I’ve decided to be just rather messy with gouache – slapping it onto the paper. I think I feel more at one with it (paint and painting). As well, I am using a big brush that is angled at the tip, rather a wedge shape. As a result, it is somewhat predictable, somewhat controllable. And not at all. Part of it depends on how dry or wet the paint and brush are. We’ll see how this goes over the next several days. Being away from home for several days, I haven’t painted at all. Slapping paint around is a good way to be come reacquainted with it!