Two out of three ain’t bad. Good sky. Decent Mingus. Work in progress. Yeah, that’s it. WIP. Everything was going well until the last step.
I was sort of, had in mind to create a texture like the one in this Palm piece. Don’t ask me what I did. That was eons ago. Obviously, my attempt didn’t work. What’s with the mold on the bottom of the hill??
The sky saved this. The blends on Mingus are… well blended. The line work is stiff and, cartoony. You can tell I am not comfortable with the pen. It is a Micron felt tip, for Calligraphy. (I didn’t realize when I grabbed the set that they were felt tips.) My other Microns are Dead.
I had the paintings done for today, but I did not have time to edit them. While doing that, I started playing with Mingus, and Photoshopped different versions. The one above is a “fixed” version. The one below is the original. The REAL, painting.
This last one is just a straight crop. Doesn’t help does it?
Day five #WorldWatercolorMonth has the same story. I hoped to paint sunflowers like these favorites of mine (below). On the loose side. You can see the result. I am happy with the piece, but it does seem dark on screen.
Today (Thursday) was breezy and partly cloudy. always makes for a pretty Mingus day. Here are some ever-changing views.
Notice the “new” hill to the right of the front range. Trick of the light.