Saturday, April 16, 2016
Today was Art-Ag day and the weather was perfect. This winery is in Capay Valley which is a hidden gem of hills and valleys that waits to be painted. The temperatures got to the 80's sometime today but the morning was just perfect with only occasional winds. There were plenty of artists. My watercolor dried faster than I was used to. First I wet my paper with plenty of water but today I needed to go back over a lot of what I had thought finished. I was using an umbrella and maybe my chroma wasn't as dark value because of the shade. My approach is to use as few strokes as possible, sort of like golf.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Had a wonderful day watercolor painting in the Sierra Foothills around Penn Valley. The stream was running fast and the rock color was glowing in the warm sunlight. What a day. We had our group there and everyone had a successful day of painting. There is always so much to paint when you go to a new location.