Season's Greetings! Here is this year's offering of my version of rose. My model quickly drooped in the studio, so had to resort to imagination and a silk rose stand-in to complete the painting.
Thank you to everyone who has contacted me to check on me, since it has been awhile since I have posted. I assure you, all is well. I am still painting, quite regularly, actually. I have hinted to you in a prior post that I have been working in a different medium, and I thought I would give you a glimpse at this time. I have been playing with watercolor, sometimes mixed with gouache and sometimes even adding some colored pencil.
I'm finding that I especially love working with these mediums for plein air (outdoor) painting. The watercolors seem much more relaxing to use outside than acrylics. So wonderful! So far, I am just doing studies/sketches, but the feeling of ease about the process is such a joy.
I think I owe you one, so here is a recent little study (it is teeny):
|Plein Air Watercolor, about 3x6"|
Looking at it after the fact, I see "things" about it that could be fixed, but this little study makes me so happy. I sat on a rock in the stream, relaxed as could be, and just sketched and learned. I'm doubly thrilled that the scan of it is pretty close to the original.
Thank you so much for being here...