Monday, June 20, 2016

Dusk While Running

Dusk While Running.  Watercolor.
Approximately 8 x 18 inches

Cincinnati has been hot.  So hot, that exercising in the middle of the day is probably not the most excellent idea.   (That makes me think of Bill & Ted.  Dude.)  I've been getting out to run some mornings, but every once in a while I go out at dusk with my ipod.  (Last night, Ruby & Carlos by James McMurtry popped up--if you haven't heard it, you can check it out here.  Not the best song to run to, but a beautiful song nonetheless--)

The skies have been absolutely gorgeous.  I get so distracted that it helps me believe I'm running fast (I'm not).  The only challenge has been that if the sun is setting, that means it gets pretty dark while I'm still out--luckily I have not tripped.  I have come nose to nose with a few deer.  The deer are unfazed. I tend to shriek

Anyhow, I'm not done with this, but it's a first cut.

Quin pink, phthalo blue rs, permanent yellow deep, nickel azo yello on 300 lb Fabriano rough.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Flowers In a Blue Pot

Flowers in a Blue Pot.  Watercolor (with a touch of crayon)
Approximately 12 x 8 inches.
I haven't been painting a lot over the last month or so.  Painting block?  Busy?  Distracted?  Maybe a combination of all those things, but technically, I just haven't been able to explain it.

I'm going to try and get back to it more consistently, so here for your Monday enjoyment, is a floral watercolor.  It started as clematis (which are blooming outside my kitchen window, and I've painted before), but morphed into something else.

It's phthalo blue rs, indigo, quin pink, and quin gold.  Plus a touch of green crayon in a few spots in the top of the painting.  On Fabriano 300 lb rough paper.