I’m back and feeling much better. Back into the studio feeling refreshed and ready to get back to work. When we left I left this one hanging. I didn’t like it when I took the mask off but I know that sometimes when we put them away and get them out a couple weeks later they look better than we thought. When I first removed the mask and hung in on the wall this is what it looked like to me.
I adjusted the photo in Photoshop to more accurately show what I first thought I saw. I was expecting more vivid and didn’t think I got it. I didn’t do anything more to it, just left it and left town for 10 days so I didn’t even glance at it. When we returned and I walked into my studio this is what I saw.
Meanwhile, I’ve started work on another one that I’m thinking will be called “Still Working.” Here is the start of the initial drawing. I always do my value study as a careful drawing rather than a rough sketch because I like drawing and I can eventually use the image to transfer to my watercolor paper. I’ve got a couple more photos of this old boat so there will probably be more than one painting of it eventually.
And just because I haven’t done a WDE (Weekend Drawing Event) in a very long time, last night while watching the Oscar pre-show I did a couple quick watercolor sketches from the images Bonnie posted.
Here’s a link to the WetCanvas All Media Art Events site where the Weekend Drawing Events happen every weekend.