Ok. Learned today not to begin painting sitting in full sun. I started this one at 8:30 today, but by noon I was cooked. Guess I’ll make sure the tip hat I buy is big brimmed and keep suntan lotion in my bag.
I had a dream last night about painting the life guard stands in abstract panels. This painting’s not abstract but maybe tomorrow I’ll be more committed to looking closer at things. I like the panel idea and it appeals to my comic book aesthetic.
I painted this picture by laying down indigo first to block in shadows and highlights. Then I came in with color washes then finally colored pencil. Not sure the pencil works. Have to be more careful that coming in with strong line work is the way to go.
Tomorrow I have a morning Dr. appointment and will have to crank out a simple painting to keep my quota up. Right now I’m going to have curry chicken with rice and a cold coke with fresh lemons. Mmmmmmm….