It has been very warm this past week with more on the way. Of course our 80-90 degree weather is cold to our friends in California, Arizona, Nevada, and other hot spots which are “enjoying temperatures in the 110+ range. Yet for us it is edging up past the comfortable zone but…….. but the evenings are splendid. I have not ever spent as much time out on our deck after sun down than I have this summer. Light a few candles, a margarita and you are close to paradise.
Haven’t posted for a while, but I have been working. Spent yesterday late afternoon and early evening at the Langley Marina sketching and taking reference photos. Just beautiful as you can see by this photo:
I also completed a number of water colors (One shown here of the Olympic Mountains as seen from our deck) This one will be available for sale on my website.
I am still withholding judgement on water color. Although I am rapidly gaining knowledge of it’s characteristics, I still feel somewhat limited as compared to acrylic pigments. Water color is easier to deal with in the field for plein air stuff, though. I am going back to the marina this evening to paint some water color pieces directly.