I have mountains of Mingus photos. Haha. Many times, it is more about the sky action, but Mingus makes an awesome frame. More sky painting practice today. I need to practice creating distance as well. I’ll keep working at it. 🙂
Always think about practice… theory is not the endpoint of work, it is the work along the way to work. Felix Gonzalez-Torres
To gain confidence, constant practice is essential. Just as a musician needs to practice regularly to retain his touch, the watercolorist needs to be constantly in touch with the medium. Robert Lovett
Is your big painting going to have Mingus in it?
No, It did have mountains at one time. I just moved on for now. Still contemplating…
Sheila, you remember the Calgon-take-me-away commercials, yes? Your paintings provide just that calming peaceful restful touch to the end of my overbusy days. That sky. Those mountains. ommmmmmm …
Ummmm, yeah I do remember those Dotty. Haha And even better now that I tripped into a classic 70’s commercial wormhole. Haha! Who thought Calgon sounded appealing? It sounds like something you would clean appliances with. Haha. 🙂 But there are some hilarious classic commercials out there. Haha
Happy to be your Virtual Calgon Dotty! Haha 🙂
It is always nice to have lots of reference photos isn’t it? I think that skies and foregrounds are the hardest parts of any paintings but especially watercolours – good luck Sheila.
Thank you, Val. Coming from one who does them both so amazingly well! 🙂 I agree. 🙂