Busy Day

I spent most of the day with my figure group to work from a model. First a watercolor. 15×11″

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Then I tried one in gouache. It was a struggle so I focused on her head. Couldn’t really get the paint to behave the way I wanted so I’ll need much more practice with it. 12×9″

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Then I headed down to the river before dinner and tried to paint one as fast as I could. 12×18″

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Guess Where

The river again. Morning. watercolor, 9×12″ 

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Evening. Unfinished. I got distracted by the light on the distant trees and switched to gouache which bogged me down.

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Evening River… Again

Down to the river again this evening. 9×12″

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Not The River

I didn’t go down to the river this morning because I wanted to drive out to the Brandywine River Museum today. Instead I headed to the college campus in the city because it’s close and wouldn’t delay my museum plans. I drew first and was happy with the drawing. I’m not so happy with the watercolor. Something to work on.

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**EDIT

I couldn’t leave this alone. I worked on it at home last night trying to improve it.

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Monday

Today I didn’t get out for a painting in the morning but drew a lot at home. It rained in the afternoon. After dinner it cleared up so I raced down to the river to race the setting sun. 9×12″

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Sunday Watercolors

Two watercolors at the river today. One in the morning, one in the evening. Both 11×15″

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Another Staycation

The beginning of another staycation. A watercolor this morning and one this evening. Warming up for my week-long paint-a-thon. I’m still planning what I want to do this week.

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Gouache Doodles

Some little sketches out of my head on the patio this afternoon while the kids played.

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Gouache Outside

Gouache is new for me and this was the first time I tried it with plein air painting. I just treated it like regular watercolors.

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Gouache

Today I propped up a mirror on my easel and tried gouache while my kids watched a movie. Gouache is an opaque watercolor.

You can see in these how I’m not terribly interested in an exact drawing.

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