Overwhelmed

The waves this morning were gorgeous! But sometimes that’s too overwhelming so I climbed the overlook trail for more of a vista today. 12×16”

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Rushed

My kids have track meets this morning so I had to rush.

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Another Figure Day

Some 3 and 5 minute warm ups.

These were from the long pose. The watercolor was two 20 minute sessions and the pencil drawing was one. I quit on the watercolor when I felt I was being too tight and literal.

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No Snow

It was snowing last night. When I went to bed we already had a couple of inches on the ground. I got up early today to go out and paint it, but it had all melted. With no snow to paint I walked down to the beach by our house instead.

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More Pencil Figures

5 minute warm ups.


20 minute poses.

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Pencil Figure

Today I only used pencil at figure group. Some short poses to warm up.

Followed by all 20 minute poses. She had her hair wrapped up in a decorative scarf.

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Gray Day

I can’t resist a gray day with waves. I’m not happy with it, but I never am. I was playing with a titanium gray color from Daniel Smith. I added it to my palette because it was such a gray day, but it was too warm.

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Firewood

This is a sketch in my sketchbook I did today. I liked the fun shapes and contrast of warm circles with the cool bark. I would’ve liked to have added more texture to the bark.

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Gouache Again

I tried gouache at figure group again. Still don’t like it.

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Regrets

The wind shook the house last night so I was excited to get up this morning and go out painting. When I got to the refuge though the wind wasn’t making the waves I had hoped for. I settled on a spot and painted the picture below. When I was leaving I took a trail on the opposite site of the peninsula and there were waves and wonderful shadows cast on the distant shore from passing clouds. I wish I had gone in on the other trail.

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