Finally! I hereby present the final five direct paintings I did for the June challenge.
Even with all its flaws I actually prefer the quick thumbnail portrait on the left to the more detailed portrait I did to follow. Again from a Sktchy photo.
More negative painting practice. I pulled out a teeny-tiny brush to do the darker lettering.
My ever-present studio companion. He truly is only 4 inches tall!
From another photo found on Sktchy. I had a vision of a zen monk in deep meditation.
Last day of June! Marquette grapes make darn good wine… they’re cold-hardy and they grow in Vermont!
Looking back on the month of paintings I can see where I fail but more importantly I see where things went right… things I learned and want to repeat. It was a great month!
Here I am fully one third of my way through the month and I’ve finally given up on perfection. I’ve started to “lean in” as the contemporary lingo says.
I love a few in this group but one of them in particular got away from me… it’s a real dog! (wink-wink)
I wanted to try something that had both wide swaths of color along with fine detail. This bottle had both.
Woof! Done from a photo on Sktchy.
Lesson One from Wil Freeborn’s book Learn to Paint in Watercolor with 50 Paintings. Who knew doughnuts would be such great subjects!
Out with my plein air group… just starting to get comfortable balancing my sketchbook, paints, and water jar without getting soaked… done that before.
Lesson Fifteen from the same Wil Freeborn book. I think this technique would be great to capture the Adirondacks across Lake Champlain.
More on Friday… until then have a great day and a wonderful Independence Day to all of us in the States!