Today was so crisp and clear, gave a great view of Granite Mountain. The wall is new. There will be houses just beyond, but they are supposed to be single story homes. Sure hope so, or we will lose this view.
Did some painting today. Not on canvas or paper. These cork trivets (Ikea) will be put to good use soon.
DIY studio decor.
Came across this painting from November. It needed to be fixed, and I finally got to it today. It had an unfortunate splotch. You can see the original here. I had to rework the sky area several times before I was happy with it. I added more ink, and the edges along the petals became “ruffled” in the process. I really like the effect.
To the east, we have a view of Granite Mountain. There are a few other peaks, I still need to learn their names. Granite mountain is an hour away, still it looks huge. It is over 7,600 feet. These hills are not all part of the same range.
The cloud was a fluke, it is the white of the paper where my wash dried before meeting. The purple on the mountains was meant to completely cover them. But once I saw the shapes forming, I laid the tilted paper flat. I really like how the dark gives some structure to the hills. When the photo is enlarged on-screen, you can see the faintest red on the hills. I know it is an illusion, but it is an interesting one.
Granite Sunset, SMD
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