Saturday Painting Session- 1st Layer

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1st Layer, The Reward of a Long Hike

1st Layer, The Reward of a Long Hike

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Winter is a comin’

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Last night it dropped down to 53 degrees. While I don’t like winter all that much, I do like hot chocolate, slippers and hoodies. Saturday I started working on a new painting. Sunday I took the day off and had some tea. Today I worked on the same piece for about an hour and a half.

Winter in Assateague

Winter in Assateague

Today it wasn’t raining.

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That means that I had better light for longer. Sweet!  

Today I started a new road-trip painting (top right) and started to add the clothes line into the bottom painting. When the paint dries a bit there will be some nice clean white sheets hanging there. (Thanks Mom)-this is a painting of my parent’s backyard.

Here is what I did today:

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Christian woke up right at the end of my session, so he watched as I cleaned the brushes…

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yesterday and today.

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Christian is still sleeping, but I am taking a break because my studio is losing its natural light. boo. Over the last two days I was able to put the 1st layer down of two new 6×6 paintings.  Both are inspired by Elliot Island, MD.

Yesterday I started the waterways image and today the country road.  I am learning to be more bold in my paint thickness. This will help my efficiency in this series, I think.  I can still remember my painting teacher telling me that I should lay it on.  I guess back then I was more cautious about mistakes.  I am really trying my best to get the values correct from the beginning- this allows me the confidence to paint thicker strokes.

Here is what I did yesterday and today:

 

NapTime Series, 1.5 hrs each

NapTime Series, 1.5 hrs each