"Fog" Update

The oil painting on the easel continues, slowly. It got a fresh layer of paint yesterday. The roof is still a little bit too light, but the values are otherwise coming into line. I drove through a dense farmland fog a few days ago for over half an hour, and took lots of mental notes!

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"Surprise"

I normally do my paintings, especially my watercolors, from the top down, and from back to front. I have reached the point here where I am at the plane of the side of the house, so I've begun assembling the bricks from the top down. I am not yet too concerned about cast shadows, but the color intensity will lessen as I work my way down. I also like to paint bricks in a patchwork, first to give them variety as the water/paint ratio changes as I go, but also to avoid painting wet in wet and having one brick's paint bleed into another.

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Beginning Two New Roofscapes

Because I have two Arches hot-pressed 140 lb. watercolor blocks at 14 x 20", and two ideas for paintings, I decided to paint them concurrently. My roofscapes always begin with the sky, and anything white in shadow, so...

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"Antennae"

 "Surprise"

"Surprise"

Beginning "Fog"

Scraping up and mixing colors already on my palette from working on "Cow & Trucks" this morning, I am able to begin working on the very toned down 30 x 20" "Fog".

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"Down There" Chosen for Juried Exhibition

My recent watercolor painting, used as the cover art for my most recent story collection "Down There & Others" (available on Amazon, B&N, etc.!) was just selected by the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild for their upcoming 2018 Annual Exhibition. This is the 27th annual exhibit by the CVWG. The show will run from September 7 to September 30, at the McGuffey Art Center, 201 Second Street, NW, Charlottesville, VA.

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