Thursday, April 21, 2016

Homeward Bound

A last look at the view from our balcony.  A quick WC sketch on the last sheet on the WC block to remember it by.  The Park Across The Channel, 11" x 9". 





Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Winds Down, Paints Out


Poolside Cafe, Watercolor, 9" x 11"





Still Life With Fish, watercolor, 11" x 9". 



There was no painting yesterday due to visiting friends.  So I made up for it today.  Now, I am down to one sheet of WC paper on my block and only a half a day of holiday left before we head home.  Will I paint tomorrow? Depends how much I pack tonight.  I did have a wonderful break from working in oils this last week.  I also enjoyed being carefree in Plein air.  



Monday, April 18, 2016

Where The Wind Blows, So Blows The Paint




The Sunbathers was as big a challenge as the fidgety model of yesterday.  The winds were blowing 18mph and so was the paint. I stood my ground though and did manage to get some to land on paper.  Though tempted to solidify forms this morning, I didn't; there's a geometric pattern here I like. I let it stand as is--loose and child-like.  

Hoist the sails and let's fly! High winds are not conducive to Plein air painting with watercolor or putting on a cover-up.