These are what I did at the paint-out. Tried bigger but messed it up royally!!! So I had a 6"x6" sq. block of watercolor paper and did these instead. It was great fun. I got a really good response to the silo painting. I did cheat and use some ink but I like that..just be grateful there is no glitter on them! Now the one that flopped..there are no guarantees that it won't end up "dolled up". Unusual for me to do strictly watercolor..these are a departure but I felt good doing them and can see me doing a lot of plein air, square paintings in the future. I can see that I can get to doing more mark making and not worrying about realistic depiction.
I so wanted to stay in bed at 6:30 but needed a shower and to feed the animals before I raced down to Provo to make the entries for Utah Valley Art Show, then I headed N. to get to the paint out by 10 am and wouldn't ya know the north bound freeway entrance was closed!!! I had to follow detours that led me north gradually to another freeway entrance..even with that..I was early..
This 26 mile section of freeway has been under construction for 3 years and it is still bad to drive. So I was glad to see I wasn't going to be late after all. The Utah Watercolor Society made me welcome as their newest member and we did a little critique but not for long..the breeze was quite cool although the sun was out and it is a beautiful day.
Wouldn't you know that sleep came easily at 6 am..and by the time I got to the paint out my neck and shoulders were stiff and sore from being "up tight!" Still it was something I needed so I knew I had to go.
When I got home I let the horses out to graze the tall grass..Hubby will mow tomorrow. And I got on my fantabulous bike with my new green bag and bike lock cable and rode the short distance to the library.
I took out 2 Stieg Larsson mysteries..had read the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo already and so got the Girl who kicked the hornets nest and the girl who played with fire. I became a fan of the International mysteries while not being able to sleep much. I also got The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova..never read her books before but it looks good.
One kitty mama has moved her four babies up to the deck. They are sooo cute! And some more babies were born last night in the rafters above my tack room...So much for the spay neuter program..just more added to the queue!
Hope you all have a wonderful afternoon. I feel like painting some more!!! I haven't felt that way for a while!
I am an artist, I raised and showed German Shepherd dogs for 25 years, I graduated from University Of Utah in 2009 with a long awaited BFA, I have been married for 33 yrs. and have 2 sons, Shane is 32 and Thomas is 29. I have 1 pug, 4 cats, and 2 horses, 18 chickens and now Amy the black German Shepherd.