Fifteen Blessed minutes of rain today. Hail, thunder, pouring rain. It started raining harder, and then stopped suddenly. As if someone had flipped a switch. Bizarre, and interesting.
Stayed muggy, no cool down. But the sweet, clean scent of rain was still appealing.
Both of these paintings are nearly all Indigo. The greys are what’s left after the paint ran off the page. I used granulating medium, and mixed indigo with a couple other colors, hoping they would separate on the paper. Well, it barely worked on #95. There is a hint of pure blue there. I need to do more experimenting with this. Looking forward to it!
I have shared this Yucca with you before. The real one.
Here it is now.
And here it is, with company. I have an idea for this as a mixed media piece. I just wish I could have seen what kind of bird these are. The shadow had them incognito.
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.