Monday, September 27, 2010
Art class...impressionism...a start of a painting. People are less intimidating to paint...they are not quite symmetrical. A person can lean. A pear can lean, too... but a bowl...it can't lean. If I am uncomfortable painting something, that is good...it means there is a chance to learn something.
I found a great tiny watercolor kit from Japan called Koi. You can see the brush just under the paints. The brush holds water so I do not need to bring a water bottle. I just put my journal and this Koi paint kit in my handbag and it is all that I need to make small watercolor studies anywhere I go; museums, views from my car, or to work out ideas before I paint a larger work. I love it. It is a great way to make color thumbnail composition studies. These two small studies are of two works by the artist Kim English. The second one of the girls eating lunch reminds me of me and my sisters when we were young. He is amazing when it comes to plein air painting.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
I drove to Provincetown this morning. There was no traffic congestion, I am pretty sure due to the fact that Friday we are expecting a hurricane. Today I found a nice spot on a nature trail and started to paint a fallen tree limb.