So much for the concept of "daily paintings" - I did not make a painting yesterday. Falling off the wagon only 2 days into it! My excuse: between working at the store and in the garden, I ran out of time and energy. Boooo. But yesterday I did notice my neighbour's garbage & recycling bins and thought, "There's my next painting subject!"
Painting #3: May 19, 2016, morning
Despite heavy overcast this morning, out I went. Set up my gear under the spruce tree and worked for almost an hour before it began to drizzle. Once the rain started I finished up in a hurry.
|finished on (wet) location|
photographed in (dry) studio
Loving the palette of this one; the composition, not so much. I placed the bins closer together on purpose, but then I missed some vital bits of alignment between them and wound up with an amateurish painting. C'est la vie; next one better.
Painting #4: May 19, 2016, evening
Two paintings today, to make up for yesterday. The studio is very cozy when it's raining out! A quick self-portrait with leftover paint from this morning.
|underpainting made with just one 1" brush|
Boy, that underpainting sure had a lot of life in it! I really like the expression, sort of curious and open. The finished self-portrait is good too, but I wonder... which one could be said to be more accurate?